Definition of Puberty

1. Noun. The time of life when sex glands become functional.

Exact synonyms: Pubescence
Generic synonyms: Time Of Life
Group relationships: Adolescence
Derivative terms: Pubertal, Pubescent

Definition of Puberty

1. n. The earliest age at which persons are capable of begetting or bearing children, usually considered, in temperate climates, to be about fourteen years in males and twelve in females.

Definition of Puberty

1. Noun. the age at which a person is first capable of sexual reproduction ¹

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Definition of Puberty

1. a period of sexual maturation [n -TIES] : PUBERAL, PUBERTAL [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Puberty

pubbier
pubbiest
pubbing
pubbish
pubble
pubby
pubcaster
pubcasters
pubco
pubcos
puberal
pubertal
pubertally
puberties
puberulent
pubescence
pubescences
pubescency
pubescent
pubescently
pubgoer
pubgoers

Literary usage of Puberty

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1. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"(B) (C) Delayed puberty with Either Poor or Normal Development. § 187. ... (I) Premature puberty with Distinctly Poor Development. § 182. ..."

2. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"(B) (C) Delayed puberty with Either Poor or Normal Development. § 187. ... (I) Premature puberty with Distinctly Poor Development. § 182. ..."

3. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"(B) (C) Delayed puberty with Either Poor or Normal Development. § 187. ... (I) Premature puberty with Distinctly Poor Development. § 182. ..."

4. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1884)
"Extreme youth, or in other words, the non-arrival of puberty, ... Although puberty may be taken to commence somewhere about fourteen in both sexes, ..."

5. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"Thus amongst the negroes of Loango girls at puberty are confined in separate huts, and they may not touch the ground with any part of their bare body.5 ..."

6. Traditional Ojibwa Religion and Its Historical Changes by Christopher Vecsey (1983)
"puberty FASTING AND VISIONS The past four chapters have described important aspects of traditional Ojibwa religion, including ontology, theology, ..."

7. Traditional Ojibwa Religion and Its Historical Changes by Christopher Vecsey (1983)
"puberty FASTING AND VISIONS The past four chapters have described important aspects of traditional Ojibwa religion, including ontology, theology, ..."

8. The Pedagogical Bible School: A Scientific Study of the Sunday School with by Samuel B. Haslett (1903)
"puberty. The initial stage of adolescence is puberty. puberty varies greatly as to the time of its appearance. Race, climate, habits of life, general health ..."

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