preadolescent

adjective
pre·ad·o·les·cent | \ -ˌad-ᵊl-ˈes-ᵊnt \

Medical Definition of preadolescent 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, characteristic of, or occurring during preadolescence preadolescent changes

2 : being in the stage of preadolescence a preadolescent girl

preadolescent

noun

Medical Definition of preadolescent (Entry 2 of 2)

: a preadolescent child

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