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pubescence

 [pu-bes´ens]
the state of approaching 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.

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.
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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.
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pu·bes·cence

, pubescency (pyū-besĕns, -ē)
The approach of the age of puberty or sexual maturity.
[L. pubesco, to attain puberty]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
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auricomus), and the body clothed with golden- yellow pubescence (clothed with golden-brown or gray pubescence in S.
The data for hypocotyl color intensity, hypocotyl pubescence, overall leaf color, midrib color and seedling vigor were recorded on genotype basis as discrete traits, and thus can be used as plant descriptors representing single value for each genotype, whereas primary leaf length and width (mm) and hypocotyl length (mm) were measured on 10 seedlings sampled at random within each genotype and then averaged for analysis and presentation.
Head sparsely micropunctate, shiny; pubescence on head brown, longer than diameter of lateral ocellus.
An additional example is represented by shrubs to 2.5 m tall with reduced inflorescences (at most 3 cm long) but with bicolored leaves and pubescence that indicates a stronger influence of A.
DIAGNOSIS: The only species assigned to date to this genus is easily recognized by the shape and structure of body, the conspicuous pubescence, the long antennae, and stalked eyes.
Factors loading [greater than or equal to] 60% on PC2 included calyx width (0.60) and pubescence color (0.63).
But on the brink of pubescence, to watch your mother having it off on TV is not psychologically healthy.
6 and 7) with very little pubescence; clypeus shorter than frons, clypeus abruptly widens from base and then quickly narrows; lateral sides arcuate and elevated in relation to the eye edge, anterior margin not sinuate at the middle; head coarsely and closely punctated and with conspicuous, with not very abundant pubescence; frontal carina highly developed; depressed vertex with punctures more densely distributed than on the frons; small and flat ocular carina; small eyes hidden by the anterior angle of the pronotum.
Leaves are medium green with short pubescence on the lower side.