prepuberty

noun

pre·​pu·​ber·​ty (ˌ)prē-ˈpyü-bər-tē How to pronounce prepuberty (audio)

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prepuberty was in 1922

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“Prepuberty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prepuberty. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

prepuberty

noun
pre·​pu·​ber·​ty -bərt-ē How to pronounce prepuberty (audio)
plural prepuberties
: the period immediately preceding puberty : prepubescence
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