pubescent


pu·bes·cent

adjective \-sənt\

: beginning to physically develop into an adult : having reached puberty

Full Definition of PUBESCENT

1
a :  arriving at or having reached puberty
b :  of or relating to puberty
2
:  covered with fine soft short hairs — compare villous

Origin of PUBESCENT

Latin pubescent-, pubescens, present participle of pubescere to reach puberty, become covered as with hair, from pubes
First Known Use: 1646

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor

pu·bes·cent

adjective \-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PUBESCENT

1
: arriving at or having reached puberty
2
: of or relating to puberty

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