postpubescent

adjective

post·​pu·​bes·​cent ˌpōst-pyü-ˈbe-sᵊnt How to pronounce postpubescent (audio)
: occurring or being in the period following puberty : postpubertal
postpubescent males

Examples of postpubescent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web School was for children; postpubescent teenagers entered the adult world. Jonathan Rauch, The Atlantic, 22 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postpubescent was in 1904

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“Postpubescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postpubescent. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

postpubescent

adjective
post·​pu·​bes·​cent -pyü-ˈbes-ᵊnt How to pronounce postpubescent (audio)
: occurring or being in the period following puberty : postpubertal
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