pubescence


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pu·bes·cence

 (pyo͞o-bĕs′əns)
n.
1. The state of being pubescent.
2. The attainment or onset of puberty.
3. A covering of soft down or short hairs, as on certain plants and insects.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pubescence - the time of life when sex glands become functionalpubescence - the time of life when sex glands become functional
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
adolescence - the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
Translations

pubescence

[pjuːˈbesəns] Npubescencia f

pubescence

ndie Pubertät
References in classic literature ?
For instance, whether or not there is an open passage from the nostrils to the mouth, the only character, according to Owen, which absolutely distinguishes fishes and reptiles--the inflection of the angle of the jaws in Marsupials--the manner in which the wings of insects are folded--mere colour in certain Algae--mere pubescence on parts of the flower in grasses--the nature of the dermal covering, as hair or feathers, in the Vertebrata.
Ten marketable fresh fruits of each of the 15 varieties/genotypes were used to record data on the biophysical traits (length of pubescence, rind hardness, rind thickness, day to first harvest, fruit length, and fruit diameter).
School phobia surfacing at childhood with signs of anxiety, such as severe abdominal ache, is subsequently followed by an eating disorder, irritability at early pubescence, problematic relationships with friends, and substance abuse.
They are dark green, stiff and leathery, and often scurfy underneath with yellow-brown pubescence.
Sweetbay, readily distinguished from the others by the white pubescence of its lower leaf surfaces, is a slow-growing small to medium-sized tree found on wet, often acid soils of coastal swamps and low lands of the Coastal Plains.
mollicoma but differs most conspicuously by the lamina pubescence adaxially: the hairs on the ultimate veins adaxially are longer (0.
In view of this, the authors present a broad spectrum of morphological characteristics for the woody plants in 57 color photographs in Figures 2 to 8 followed by written descriptive features for leaves if present, twigs, twig scars, buds, pith armature/corky ridges/climbing adaptations, pubescence, bark, and cones/fruits when present.
Pubescence is not a common feature among Rhamnaceae but it can be found in other genera such as Adolphia, Discaria, Kentrorhamnus, Retanilla, or Trevoa (Medan & Aagesen, 1995).
In our study region, twigs of cape wild-plum with their pubescence may assist with thermoregulation and, thus, contribute to survival of verdins in relatively harsh environmental conditions.
Mesoscutum evenly covered by moderately dense setae, finely and uniformly reticulate-coriaceous, without notauli; hind margin raised high above scutellum, medially with a brownish smooth, transverse, rounded prolongation, at each side narrowly brownish along hind margin and with dense whitish pubescence behind it.
Although the jets look pretty capable on the ground, hiding under their composite panels is a myriad of systems and technology still embattled in the awkward stages of pubescence, many milestones away from achieving combat ready manhood.
the white wide little-boy shorts, the slender waist, the apricot midriff, the white breast-kerchief whose ribbons went up and encircled her neck to end behind in a dangling knot leaving bare her gaspingly young and adorable apricot shoulder blades with that pubescence and those lovely gentle bones, and the smooth, downward-tapering back" (230-231).