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The period of childhood just before the onset of puberty, often designated as between the ages of 10 and 12 in girls and 11 and 13 in boys.

pre′ad·o·les′cent adj. & n.


the period of life prior to or leading up to adolescence; childhood, the preadolescent stage


(ˌpri æd lˈɛs əns)

the period preceding adolescence, usu. designated as the years from 10 to 13.
pre`ad•o•les′cent, adj., n.
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Bone acquisition, or bone building, is at its highest rate during preadolescence.
Jiang Li said that China could send language trainers and experts to Pakistani schools, adding that according to a research, children were good to learn and pick new languages because the brain is more open to new sounds and patterns in preadolescence.
Development of depression from preadolescence to young adulthood: Emerging gender differences in a 10-year longitudinal study.
These memories were no doubt painfully revived as he watched his sons grow into embodiments of the figures that haunted his preadolescence, eliciting affection and pride as much as envy and resentment.
We took up the crusade during preadolescence and complained about our teachers and school administrators.
Il ne faut pas s'affoler si des dents se chevauchent durant la preadolescence.
Preadolescents are an especially appropriate age group in which to apply this model because materialism peaks in preadolescence (ages 12-13) for individuals in the developmental age span of 8 to 18 years (Chaplin and John 2007) and conformity to peers--which increases with age in childhood--also peaks in this period and decreases afterwards (Monahan, Steinberg, and Cauffman 2009; Steinberg and Silverberg 1986).
Finally, repeated ethanol injections in preadolescent and adolescent rats increased subsequent dopamine activity in the NAc, with the largest increases observed in preadolescence.
But the preference in most cases is preadolescence.
Development from preadolescence to young adulthood: emerging gender differences in a 10 year longitudinal study.
Intervention based on FAP principles with preadolescence and adolescence allows therapists to apply rigorous scientific principles and work within the well-defined area of behavior analysis.
Within this context, to reduce the confounding effect of different age and developmental phases on neurotrophins, all children recruited in our study were chosen from preadolescence period forming a narrow age range.