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thelarche

 [the-lahr´ke]
beginning of development of the breast at puberty.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

the·lar·che

(thē-lar'kē), Avoid the mispronunciation the'larche.
The beginning of development of the breasts in the female.
[thel- + G. archē, beginning]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

thelarche

Gynecology Peripubertal enlargement of the breasts
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

the·lar·che

(thē-lahr'kē)
The beginning of development of the breasts in the female.
[thel- + G. archē, beginning]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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