pubertal

adjective
pu·​ber·​tal | \ ˈpyü-bər-tᵊl How to pronounce pubertal (audio) \
variants: or puberal \ ˈpyü-​bə-​rəl How to pronounce puberal (audio) \

Definition of pubertal

: of or relating to puberty

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Increases in childhood weight, based on body mass index calculations at age 8, were related to earlier pubertal timing in boys, but didn't explain the full picture. Minali Nigam, CNN, "Boys are hitting puberty earlier, partially due to rise in BMI, study suggests," 22 July 2019 The amount of food supply that a person’s grandparents were exposed to in their pre-pubertal years had a measurable effect on that person’s cardio-vascular risk two generations later. Quanta Magazine, "Can Darwinian Evolution Explain Lamarckism?," 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of pubertal

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pubertal

pubertal from puberty; puberal from Medieval Latin puberalis, from Latin puber

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The first known use of pubertal was circa 1856

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pubertal

adjective
pu·​ber·​tal | \ ˈpyü-bərt-ᵊl How to pronounce pubertal (audio) \

Medical Definition of pubertal

: of, relating to, or occurring in puberty pubertal development

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