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pubescence

 [pu-bes´ens]
the state of approaching puberty.

pu·bes·cence

(pyū-bes'ĕnts),
1. The approach of the age of puberty or sexual maturity.
2. Presence of downy or fine, short hair.

pubescence

(pyo͞o-bĕs′əns)
n.
1. The state of being pubescent.
2. The attainment or onset of puberty.
3. A covering of soft down or short hairs, as on certain plants and insects.

pu·bes·cence

, pubescency (pyū-besĕns, -ē)
The approach of the age of puberty or sexual maturity.
[L. pubesco, to attain puberty]

pu·bes·cence

, pubescency (pyū-besĕns, -ē)
1. Approach of age of puberty or sexual maturity.
2. Presence of downy or fine, short hair.
[L. pubesco, to attain puberty]

pubescence (pūbes´əns),

n the age of sexual maturity.