preadult


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pre·a·dult

 (prē′ə-dŭlt′)
adj.
Of or relating to the period preceding adulthood or the adult stage of the life cycle: preadult anxieties; the preadult morph.

preadult

(ˌpriːəˈdʌlt; priːˈædʌlt)
n
(Biology) an animal or person who has not reached adulthood
adj
1. (Biology) of, relating to or occurring during the period of life before adulthood
2. (Biology) (of an animal or person) not yet fully grown, having not yet reached adulthood
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5 days); 3, late larvae (11 days); 4, early juvenile (35 days); 5, juvenile (3-9 mo); 6, late juvenile (1-2 y); and 7, preadult to adult (47 y).
1960) persuasively argues that partisanship in the 1950s had little to do with a person's ideology or issue positions, but rather should be considered within the context of reference group theory in which self-identification is based on affective orientations toward groups usually developed in the preadult socialization process, and consequently partisanship could best be analogized to religious affiliation (Miller and Shanks 1996, 120-21).
Efficacy of some common aquarium fishes as biocontrol agent of preadult mosquitoes.
Even considering the notion of the medicalized 20th century American boy, the therapeutization of preadult male sexuality is hardly unique in the West (see Janssen, 2003a, II) as a matter of prime concern to health workers and educators.
In regard to accomplishing developmental milestones, such as completing post-secondary education, entering a romantic relationship, or achieving full-time employment, research indicates that preadult family history tends to be a greater predictor of problems in this area than substance abuse alone for adults ages 18 to 25.
There was no analysis of data for carcinogenesis after transplacental exposure in the fetal period, and there was no distinction between preadult exposures before versus after weaning.
For data in all tables for third, fourth, and fifth instars, numbers in columns for developmental stage reflect mean preadult development time for individuals surviving through that instar.
Families, regardless of their constellation, need to look to the adults to take personal responsibility for the well-being of their preadult members.
Quite apart from any threat from humans, desert tortoise eggs and juveniles are extremely vulnerable, with preadult mortality averaging 98%.
Also, although most assaulters considered their preadult economic status to be marginal or lower, most of the killers in the earlier study considered their economic status to have been at least average or comfortable.
For a larva to molt into the preadult stage called a pupa, however, juvenoids must be absent.