prepubertal

adjective
pre·​pu·​ber·​tal | \(ˌ)prē-ˈpyü-bər-tᵊl \

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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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prepubertal

adjective
pre·​pu·​ber·​tal | \-bərt-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of prepubertal 

: of, relating to, occurring in, or being in prepuberty prepubertal children

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