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

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Recent Examples on the Web Limited research on the effects weightlifting has on prepubertal children has revealed that children have participated with few injuries, according to a study published by The American Academy of Pediatrics. Alicia Lee, CNN, "A 9-year-old boy who can deadlift more than twice his bodyweight is breaking powerlifting records," 29 Jan. 2020 The results were less clear with the prepubertal children. Francine Russo, Scientific American, "Is There Something Unique about the Transgender Brain?," 1 Jan. 2016 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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“Prepubertal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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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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