adrenarche

noun
ad·​ren·​ar·​che | \ ˌad-rə-ˈnär-kē How to pronounce adrenarche (audio) \

Medical Definition of adrenarche

: an increase in the production of androgens by the adrenal cortex that usually occurs during the eighth or ninth year of life

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“Adrenarche.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/adrenarche. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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