pubescent

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adjective pu·bes·cent \-sənt\

Definition of pubescent

  1. 1 a :  arriving at or having reached puberty b :  of or relating to puberty

  2. 2 :  covered with fine soft short hairs — compare villous

Origin and Etymology of pubescent

Latin pubescent-, pubescens, present participle of pubescere to reach puberty, become covered as with hair, from pubes


First Known Use: 1646

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PUBESCENT Defined for English Language Learners

pubescent

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adjective pu·bes·cent \-sənt\

Definition of pubescent for English Language Learners

  • : beginning to physically develop into an adult : having reached puberty


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pubescent

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adjective pu·bes·cent \-ənt\

Medical Definition of pubescent

  1. 1:  arriving at or having reached puberty

  2. 2:  of or relating to puberty


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