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preadolescence

noun pre·ad·o·les·cence \ˌprē-ˌa-də-ˈle-sən(t)s\

Definition of PREADOLESCENCE

:  the period of human development just preceding adolescence; specifically :  the period between the approximate ages of 9 and 12
pre·ad·o·les·cent \-sənt\ adjective or noun

First Known Use of PREADOLESCENCE

1930

preadolescence

noun pre·ad·o·les·cence \-ˌad-əl-ˈes-ən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PREADOLESCENCE

:  the period of human development just preceding adolescence; specifically :  the period between the approximate ages of 9 and 12

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