Before puberty, the period during which secondary sex characteristics start to develop and the capability for sexual reproduction is attained.

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pre·pu·ber·tal -bərt-əl adj of, relating to, occurring in, or being in prepuberty <\prepubertal children>

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relating to or occurring in the period before puberty.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • prepubertal — adjective Date: 1859 of, relating to, being in, or occurring in prepuberty < prepubertal children > < prepubertal growth > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prepubertal — See prepuberty. * * * …   Universalium

  • prepubertal — adjective Before puberty …   Wiktionary

  • prepubertal — Sexually immature crabs [Ingle, 1980] …   Crustacea glossary

  • prepubertal — adj. preceding puberty, before the age of sexual maturation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prepubertal — adjective another term for prepubescent. Derivatives prepuberty noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • prepubertal — pre·pubertal …   English syllables

  • prepubertal — adj. relating to or occurring in the period before puberty …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • prepubertal — adjective (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth • Syn: ↑prepubescent • Similar to: ↑immature • Derivationally related forms: ↑prepuberty • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prepubertal panhypopituitarism — inadequate production of all adenohypophysial hormones that begins before puberty and is associated with subnormal growth. See also pituitary dwarfism, under dwarfism …   Medical dictionary

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