pubescent

adjective pu·bes·cent \ pyü-ˈbe-sᵊnt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pubescent

1 a :arriving at or having reached puberty
b :of or relating to puberty
2 :covered with fine soft short hairs — compare villous

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Origin and Etymology of pubescent

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

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PUBESCENT Defined for English Language Learners

pubescent

adjective

Definition of pubescent for English Language Learners

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


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pubescent

adjective pu·bes·cent \ -ᵊnt \

medical Definition of pubescent

1 :arriving at or having reached puberty
2 :of or relating to puberty

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