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.
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.
Nonetheless, it is not a synonym of this species since the body pubescence is golden- brown in T.
Heavy pubescence confers resistance against pink bollworm, thrips and jassids.
Three hundred and eighty genotypes of tomato were investigated for genetic diversity for nine seedling traits and considerable genetic variation was observed for all the traits except pubescence.
Head more or less micropunctate, shiny; pubescence on head pale, somewhat shorter than the diameter of lateral ocellus.
5) mm long, mixed with eglandular hoary pubescence of shorter and curled hairs.
Those characters include the shape of the propodeal spiracle, length of the mesotibial spur, presence or absence of hairs on the body, and the length, density, and type of pubescence.
DIAGNOSIS: The striking antennal structure with segment I longest, beset with dense pubescence, is shared among the abovementioned apterous genera only by Allelocoris (1 sp.
Pronotum, elytra, and pygidium with whitish pubescence; metepisternum, apical portion of metacoxa, and apical lateral abdominal sternites with white tufts of pubescence, forming a lateral whitish stripe.