prepubescence


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prepubescence

(prē′pyo͞o-bĕs′əns)
n.
Prepuberty.

prepubescence

[prē′pyo̅o̅bes′əns]
the state of being prepubertal. prepubescent, adj.
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But beyond this, despite the prepubescence of the two girls, there seems narcissistic resentment arising from what must be construed as sexual jealousy.
Murray-Swank's first group consisted of four adult women who had experienced long-standing sexual abuse--including penetration--by their father or stepfather, beginning in prepubescence.
They range in age from awkward prepubescence (pigeon toes, little bellies) through early puberty (budding breasts, faint suggestion of a waistline) to full-fledged teendom (developed breasts, soft curves, a defiant hands on-hips stance suggesting a sophisticated, brazen eroticism).