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pu·ber·ty

 (pyo͞o′bər-tē)
n.
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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puberty

(ˈpjuːbətɪ)
n
(Biology) the period at the beginning of adolescence when the sex glands become functional and the secondary sexual characteristics emerge. Also called: pubescence
[C14: from Latin pūbertās maturity, from pūber adult]
ˈpubertal adj
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pu•ber•ty

(ˈpyu bər ti)

n.
the period of life during which the genital organs mature, secondary sex characteristics develop, and the individual becomes capable of sexual reproduction.
[1350–1400; Middle English puberte < Latin pūbertās adulthood =pūber-, s. of pūbēs grown-up + -tās -ty2]
pu′ber•tal, pu′ber•al, adj.
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pu·ber·ty

(pyo͞o′bər-tē)
The stage in the development of humans and other primates marked by maturing of the reproductive organs and by the start of menstruation in females and sperm production in males. During puberty, the production of sex hormones causes other physical changes, including breast development in females and deepening of the voice in males.
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puberty

The time in life when someone is becoming sexually mature.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.puberty - the time of life when sex glands become functionalpuberty - 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
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puberty

noun adolescence, teenage, teens, young adulthood, pubescence, awkward age, juvenescence Lucy had reached the age of puberty.
Related words
adjective hebetic
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puberty

noun
The time of life between childhood and maturity:
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Translations
سِن البُلوغ
puberta
pubertet
serdülõkor
kynòroski, gelgjuskeiî
lytinis subrendimas
pubertāte
puberta

puberty

[ˈpjuːbətɪ] Npubertad f
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puberty

[ˈpjuːbərti] npuberté f
to reach puberty → atteindre la puberté
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puberty

ndie Pubertät; to reach the age of pubertyins Pubertätsalter or in die Pubertät kommen
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puberty

[ˈpjuːbətɪ] npubertà
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

puberty

(ˈpjuːbəti) noun
the time when a child's body becomes sexually mature.
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pu·ber·ty

n. pubertad, adolescencia, desarrollo de las características sexuales secundarias y comienzo de la capacidad reproductiva.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

puberty

n pubertad f; precocious — pubertad precoz
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"Exposure to BPA, a known endocrine-disrupting chemical, has been associated with a number of health problems, including increased risk of breast and prostate cancer, early onset of puberty, autism, hyperactivity, and childhood obesity'', EcoWaste Coalition said.
"The second was a young trans boy who was prescribed puberty blockers by Dr Helen Webberley at the onset of puberty, and Dr Mike Webberley took over his care when Dr Helen Webberley was temporarily suspended in May 2017.
The team of researchers found that the prevalence of total obesity increased with age, from 22 percent of boys ages 6 to 7 years to 28.6 percent at 11.4 years, the average age at onset of puberty for this group.
The onset of puberty is closely related to changes in the transcription and expression levels of related genes, and lin-28 homolog B (LIN28B) is a particularly important gene associated with the onset of puberty [5-7].
This is troubling news because scientists have linked the early onset of puberty with greater risk of mental illness, breast and ovarian cancer in girls and testicular cancer in boys.
The authors examined the levels of chemicals in the mothers during pregnancy and children when they were nine years old, then tracked onset of puberty. Researchers found no association between chemical exposure and the start of puberty in boys.
Precocious puberty (PP) is defined as the early onset of puberty with the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics before nine years of age in boys and eight years of age in girls (1).
Anorexia is an illness which largely affects girls usually just after the onset of puberty. The illness is characterized by the loss of appetite due to the fear of becoming obese.
Lollipopfollows the story of a 14-year-old Muslim girl who experiences the onset of puberty, meaning she must begin wearing a full black niqab.
Hidradenitis suppurativa patients generally present around the onset of puberty with draining lesions classically in the axilla and groin, areas generally hidden from view.
This book definitely connects worries about self-esteem and confidence to the onset of puberty. It offers good advice and is clearly laid out with 'Talkback' boxes to provoke discussion.