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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.
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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
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Translations

pubescence

[pjuːˈbesəns] Npubescencia f
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pubescence

ndie Pubertät
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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.
Other adverse findings are dishonesty, stubbornness, and guilt, especially among those in pubescence.
Few boys fail to transform high pitched voice of pre-pubescence to low pitched voice of post pubescence and adulthood in structurally normal larynx5.
For example, the presence of pubescence of the epical leaves, 1 number was given to those varieties which have no pubescence in their epical leaves and the 2 number was given to those varieties which have pubescence present in their apical leaves.
Through years of pubescence, I loved reading fantasy and the classics.
It can be recognized apart from described congeneric species by its small size, proportionately long pubescence over a dull coarsely punctured dorsal integument, and the dark infuscate integument, with brown-yellow pronotal and elytral vittae.
Similarly, in the Biological Control chapter, the author discusses the increasingly popular banker plant system, the effects of different plants (e.g., foliar pubescence), and the integration of insecticides and natural enemies.
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.