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Pubescence

Definition
noun
(1) The state of being pubescent
(2) The condition of reaching or having reached puberty or the age in which the sex glands have become functional but not yet fully mature
(3) A condition or quality of having or being covered with fine short hair or down, as in some plant, insect, and animal parts
Supplement
Word origin: Latin pūbēscere to arrive at manhood
Related term(s):

  • pubescent


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