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prepubescent (adj.)

also pre-pubescent, "being or occurring before the onset of puberty," 1883 (in Gerald Massey's "The Natural Genesis"), from pre- "before" + pubescent. An older word in the same sense was impuberal (1829), from Latin impubes.

updated on October 22, 2020

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Definitions of prepubescent from WordNet

prepubescent (adj.)
(especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth;
Synonyms: prepubertal
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