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Related to puberty: Early puberty, Delayed puberty

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.

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

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.

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.

puberty

The time in life when someone is becoming sexually mature.
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

puberty

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

puberty

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

puberty

[ˈpjuːbətɪ] Npubertad f

puberty

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

puberty

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

puberty

[ˈpjuːbətɪ] npubertà

puberty

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

pu·ber·ty

n. pubertad, adolescencia, desarrollo de las características sexuales secundarias y comienzo de la capacidad reproductiva.

puberty

n pubertad f; precocious — pubertad precoz
References in classic literature ?
There are two periods into which education ought to be divided, according to the age of the child; the one is from his being seven years of age to the time of puberty; the other from thence till he is one-and-twenty: for those who divide ages by the number seven [1337a] are in general wrong: it is much better to follow the division of nature; for every art and every instruction is intended to complete what nature has left defective: we must first consider if any regulation whatsoever is requisite for children; in the next place, if it is advantageous to make it a common care, or that every one should act therein as he pleases, which is the general practice in most cities; in the third place, what it ought to be.
The feeling of apartness from others comes to most with puberty, but it is not always developed to such a degree as to make the difference between the individual and his fellows noticeable to the individual.
So God has armed youth and puberty and manhood no less with its own piquancy and charm, and made it enviable and gracious and its claims not to be put by, if it will stand by itself.
[US], Aug 27 (ANI): A young girl's relationship with her family, especially with her father, may influence at what age she enters puberty, says a study.
ISLAMABAD -- The Senate on Monday passed a bill to amend the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929, fixing 18 years as the age of puberty for girls.
ISLAMABAD -- The upper house of the Parliament Monday passed a bill to amend the child marriage restraint act 1929 to fix the age of puberty as 18 years for the girls.
Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in shampoo, toothpaste and soap may hit puberty earlier, even if their only exposure is through the products their moms used while they were pregnant, according to a new longitudinal study led by researchers at UC Berkeley.
CHEMICALS found in some household products have been linked to early puberty among girls, a new study suggests.
IANS | New York Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty at an early age, finds a new study.
figure By SIMON MBURU Women can now tell when their sons will go into puberty simply by checking when they had their first menstrual bleed.
IT HAPPENS to everyone, yet both parents and children still find it hard to discuss puberty. Research shows half of parents and more than half of their children (57%) admit they find 'TheTeenTalk' difficult, yet 80% of young people and 94% of parents think it's fundamentally important to talk to each other about puberty.
IT HAPPENS to everyone, yet both parents and children still find it hard to discuss puberty. Research shows half of parents (50%) and more than half of their children (57%) admit they find 'TheTeenTalk' difficult, yet 80% of young people and 94% of parents think it's fundamentally important to talk to each other about puberty.