Simple Definition of pubescent
: beginning to physically develop into an adult : having reached puberty
Origin of pubescent
Latin pubescent-, pubescens, present participle of pubescere to reach puberty, become covered as with hair, from pubes
First Known Use: 1646
Medical Definition of pubescent
1: arriving at or having reached puberty
2: of or relating to puberty
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