pubescency

pubescent

[pyoo-bes-uhnt]
adjective
1.
arriving or arrived at puberty.
2.
Botany, Zoology. covered with down or fine short hair.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin pūbēscent- (stem of pūbēscēns), present participle of pūbēscere to attain puberty, reach puberty, become hairy or downy. See pubes1, -escent

pubescence, pubescency, noun
subpubescent, adjective
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pubescent (pjuːˈbɛsənt)
 
adj
1.  arriving or having arrived at puberty
2.  (of certain plants and animals or their parts) covered with a layer of fine short hairs or down
 
[C17: from Latin pūbēscere to reach manhood, from pūber adult]
 
pu'bescence
 
n

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pubescent pu·bes·cent (pyōō-běs'ənt)
adj.

  1. Reaching or having reached puberty.

  2. Covered with fine short hairs.

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