preadolescence

noun
pre·​ad·​o·​les·​cence | \ ˌprē-ˌa-də-ˈle-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce preadolescence (audio) \

Definition of preadolescence

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

Other Words from preadolescence

preadolescent \ ˌprē-​ˌa-​də-​ˈle-​sᵊnt How to pronounce preadolescent (audio) \ adjective or noun

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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preadolescence

noun
pre·​ad·​o·​les·​cence | \ -ˌad-ᵊl-ˈes-ᵊn(t)s How to pronounce preadolescence (audio) \

Medical Definition of preadolescence

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

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