pubertal

pubertal

[pyoo-ber-tl]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of puberty.
Also, puberal [pyoo-ber-uhl] .


Origin:
1830–40; pubert(y) + -al1

postpubertal, adjective
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puberty (ˈpjuːbətɪ)
 
n
Also called: pubescence the period at the beginning of adolescence when the sex glands become functional and the secondary sexual characteristics emergeRelated: hebetic
 
Related: hebetic
 
[C14: from Latin pūbertās maturity, from pūber adult]
 
'pubertal
 
adj

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