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Noun1.thelarche - the start of breast development in a woman at the beginning of puberty
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
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The treatment included growth attenuation via estrogen therapy, hysterectomy, and bilateral breast bud removal.
Pubertal males and females often present with a unilateral breast bud or asymmetrical development.
I just started to "develop" a breast bud a few months ago.
Scott recommended doing a chest exam looking for evidence of normal breast bud development, which occurs at ages 8-13.