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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.
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Fruit length, fruit diameter, and days to first fruit harvest had significant positive correlation whereas rind hardness, rind thickness, and length of ovary pubescence had significant negative correlation with percentage fruit infestation and larval density.
Megalastrum vastum is similar by its short even pubescence on the laminae abaxially; however, it differs by larger, more divided laminae (up to 3-pinnate-pinnatisect), linear lanceolate (vs.
T1 medially with four weak longitudinal carinae, on each side of these having a small transverse spot of short pubescence.
DESCRIPTION: Small-sized apterous Mezirinae; body elongate oval, attenuated anteriorly, surface of body, legs and antennae projecting and elevated structures with dense erect pubescence, the setae stiff and curved at apex.
Blackbrush leaves share some of the characteristics of xerophytic leaves that are typically small with reduced cell size, thick cuticle and blades, cylindrical, well-developed palisade mesophyll, and dense adaxial pubescence (Rundel and Gibson 1996).
However, compared to teenage males, teenage females require an increase in kilocalorie intake earlier in life that also decreases more quickly, due to their earlier pubescence and lower adult body weight.
Although it does seriously consider social environment as a facilitator of criminal behavior, with material on the stability of criminal and analogous behaviors across the life span and continuity in antisocial potential, this review also explains neuropsychological functioning, gender differences in brain processes and laterality, and the role of pubescence.
This reflects a historical reality, as true for the ancient Near East as elsewhere in the world, that sexual maturation at pubescence marked the time that a girl could be ready for marriage and childbearing.
As a result of better nutrition and more exercise, pubescence is happening earlier to girls, sometimes as early as Years 4 and 5.
And he was embarrassed by the pubescence of the beautiful hotel masseuse for 180 Yuan (17 Euros) dressed in her crotch high shorts and bikini top.
Severely disabled with a mental age of three months, she is given treatment ensuring she will never reach pubescence, thus ensuring her parents can continue to care for her.
This enhances the apparent authenticity of his biographical report but also plays to the reader's autobiographical expectations, which in turn, are heightened by the singularity this tale holds in Kafka's fiction: "Investigations of a Dog" is the only story he wrote in which all the significant phases of the protagonist's development, from early childhood and pubescence to old age, are fashioned into a life-narrative.