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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]
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HC: Hypocotyl color, HCI: Hypocotyl color intensity, HP: Hypocotyl pubescence, OLC: Overall leaf color, MRC: Midrib color, SLV: Seedling vigor, PLL: Primary leaf length (mm), PLW: Primary leaf width (mm), HL: Hypocotyl length (mm)
Glandular pubescence dense in branchlets and petioles, ovate leaves to 10.
Vertex, preoccipital border and anterior margin of mesoscutum with long, erect hairs; disc of mesoscutum with variable pubescence, practically glabrous or densely covered by short, fine hairs giving a tomentose appearance from which sparse, long, stout hairs usually arise 10 7(6).
Color of pubescence on bud scales conflicts with keys for identifying species of Dirca (Thymelaeaceae).
Color, pubescence and sculpture: similar to those of female, except as follows.
Pygidium with thin, deep and outlined punctures; conspicuous surface pubescence.
The "hard, nubby buds" of salmonberries open into five-petaled hot-pink flowers about the diameter of a quarter"--evoking both a young woman's pubescence, in all its beauty and vulnerability, and the white man's economy.
Studies on stem and cladode orientation, spines and pubescence, ribs and tubercules and roots are succinctly reviewed and provide important insights into the distribution patterns of cacti in the Son oran Deserts.
He and his colleagues became intrigued by both the precocious pubescence in these two toddlers -- a result of an over-active hormonal response -- and the boys' inability to handle parathyroid and thyroid-stimulating hormones.
Ten marketable fresh fruits of each of the 15 varieties/genotypes were used to record data on the biophysical traits (length of pubescence, rind hardness, rind thickness, day to first harvest, fruit length, and fruit diameter).