prepubescent

prepubescent

[pree-pyoo-bes-uhnt]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the years immediately preceding puberty, prepubertal.
noun
2.
a prepubescent boy or girl.

Origin:
1900–05; pre- + pubescent

prepubescence, noun
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prepubescent (ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsənt)
 
n
1.  a person who has not yet reached puberty
 
adj
2.  not yet having reached puberty

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prepubescent
1904, from pre- + pubescent (see puberty).
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prepubescent pre·pu·bes·cent (prē'pyōō-běs'ənt)
adj.
Of or characteristic of prepuberty. n.
A prepubescent child.

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