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The stage of adolescence in which an individual becomes physiologically capable of sexual reproduction.

[Middle English puberte, from Old French, from Latin pūbertās, from pūbēs, pūber-, adult.]

pu′ber·tal, pu′ber·al (-bər-əl) adj.
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Adj.1.pubertal - of or related to puberty


adj puberal
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Cr VI exposure can cause significant damage to pubertal development through alteration of antioxidants, anaemia, and altered hormone levels in utero through pubertal period.
The main type of activity for the pubertal period is the school training in terms of diversification of motivations, personality development, mobilizing skills and bio-motor full potential.
16 of the cases exhibited an increment in growth that synchronously had occurred later to the pubertal period.
Consistent with the timing of the pubertal period, peak concentrations occurred at the ages of 13-14 years in girls and at 15-16 years in boys, with slightly higher values in girls than in boys.
Testosterone, growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 increase during the pubertal period (Bailey et al.