pre·ad·o·les·cence noun \ˌprē-ˌa-də-ˈle-sən(t)s\
First Known Use of PREADOLESCENCE
pre·ad·o·les·cence noun \-ˌad-əl-ˈes-ən(t)s\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the period of human development just preceding adolescence; specifically : the period between the approximate ages of 9 and 12
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