Gonadarche | definition of gonadarche by Medical dictionary
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gonadarche /go·nad·ar·che/ (go″nah-dahr´ke) the onset of gonadal functioning.
gonadarche (gō″nă-dar′kē) [ gonado- + Gr. archē, beginning]
The maturation of the gonads, i.e., of the ovaries in young females or the testes in young males.
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