postpubescent

adjective
post·​pu·​bes·​cent | \ ˌpōst-pyü-ˈbe-sᵊnt How to pronounce postpubescent (audio) \

Definition of postpubescent

: occurring or being in the period following puberty : postpubertal postpubescent males

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Recent Examples on the Web School was for children; postpubescent teenagers entered the adult world. Jonathan Rauch, The Atlantic, "Adolescence and ‘the Happiness Dip’," 22 Apr. 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Postpubescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postpubescent. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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postpubescent

adjective
post·​pu·​bes·​cent | \ -pyü-ˈbes-ᵊnt How to pronounce postpubescent (audio) \

Medical Definition of postpubescent

: occurring or being in the period following puberty : postpubertal

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