thelarche

noun
the·​lar·​che | \ thē-ˈlär-kē How to pronounce thelarche (audio) \

Medical Definition of thelarche

: the beginning of breast development at the onset of puberty premature thelarche

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“Thelarche.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thelarche. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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