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preadolescence

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

Definition of preadolescence

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

preadolescent

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1930

First Known Use of preadolescence

1930


Medical Dictionary

preadolescence

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

Medical Definition of preadolescence

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




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