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pubescent

 [pu-bes´ent]
1. arriving at the age of puberty.
2. covered with down or lanugo.
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·cent

(pyū-bes'ĕnt),
Pertaining to pubescence.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pubescent

(pyo͞o-bĕs′ənt)
adj.
1. Reaching or having recently reached puberty.
2. Covered with short hairs or soft down.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

pu·bes·cent

(pyū-bes'ĕnt)
Pertaining to pubescence.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pubescent

(of plant structures) covered with fine hairs.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Ovary 5-loculed, style 5 (or 4) nearly as long as stamens, pubescent basally.
Leaves 2-3-foliolate, petioles 4-5.5 cm, petiolules 0.2-0.8 cm, both slightly pubescent; leaflets 5.5-7.5 x 2.5-3.0 cm, concolorous, membranaceous, elliptical, apex acuminatte, margins entire, base rounded or slightly cordate, venation penninerved, both surfaces with tector trichomes restricted to the midrib; tendrils simple.
Leg: Light brown, setation predominantly white; pro, mes, and met coxa lightly grey pubescent, long white setose; met trochanter setose medially; femur light brown, met femur more-or-less cylindrical only slightly wider than pro and mes femur, in distal half without ventral macrosetae, posteroventrally long white, erect setose and setae arranged in distinct row; pro, mes, and met tibia straight, met tibia cylindrical, ventral keel absent, lateroposteriorly long white, erect setose and setae arranged in distinct row; pro and mes tarsomere 1 longer than tarsomere 2, but less than combined length of tarsomeres 2-3, met tarsomere 1 as long as combined length of tarsomeres 2-3; pulvillus well-developed, as long as well-developed claw, and as wide as base of claw; empodium absent.
The proposed definition also asks providers to specify the type of exhibitionism: whether the person is attracted to exposing himself to pubescent or prepubescent individuals, to mature adults, or to both.
Although some breast enlargement is normal in pubescent boys, if you or your son is concerned, it's best to have him seen by his doctor.
She is a perpetually pubescent girl, and the only thing on her mind is turning Ken's vinyl head.
Scientists, who conducted the study on rats, claimed that the pubescent brain of both rats and humans matures rapidly during periods of deep sleep, but the process was shortened and disrupted in rodents that were given caffeine.
It's darker and moodier than a pubescent lad who's just been grounded by his mum.
Prosecutor Denis Desmond said: "The police made inquiries and that led to a phone and a computer used by the defendant which revealed a clear interest in pre-pubescent and pubescent girls."
Stylomere 2 without lateral setae, outer margin with angular extension Lophidius Dejean 4 (3) Surface of body pubescent, partly pubescent or glabrous.