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The period of life immediately before puberty, often marked by accelerated physical growth.
pre·pu′ber·tal, pre·pu′ber·al (-bər-əl) adj.
(Biology) the two or three-year period before the onset of puberty
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|Noun||1.||prepuberty - a period of two years immediately prior to the onset of puberty when growth and changes leading to sexual maturity occur|
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
childhood - the time of person's life when they are a child