pre·​pu·​ber·​tal | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈpyü-bər-tᵊl How to pronounce prepubertal (audio) \

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In that study, three young boys had cases of prepubertal gynecomastia (abnormal breast growth). Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Lavender, tea tree oils linked to abnormal breast growth in young boys," 22 Mar. 2018 Some research in the past has linked essential oils to hormone disturbances, with some suggesting a link between the oils and abnormal breast growth in young boys, called prepubertal gynecomastia. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "Are Essential Oils Safe?," 19 Mar. 2018

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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pre·​pu·​ber·​tal | \ -bərt-ᵊl How to pronounce prepubertal (audio) \

Medical Definition of prepubertal

: prepubescent prepubertal children

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