fat spurt

fat spurt

Pediatrics A transient ↑ in subcutaneous fat in preadolescence. See Growth spurt.
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The "fat spurt" (normative accumulation of skin thickness and fat) is one of the most dramatic physical changes associated with puberty (Brooks-Gunn & Warner, 1988).