Definition of Pubescence

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

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

Definition of Pubescence

1. n. The quality or state of being pubescent, or of having arrived at puberty.

Definition of Pubescence

1. Noun. The state of being in or reaching puberty. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) A covering of fine, soft hairs. ¹

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Definition of Pubescence

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Literary usage of Pubescence

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1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1897)
"... plumose, white pubescence, conspicuously denser at sides; clypeus with large, not very close punctures, aud minute ones in between ; mandibles rufous, ..."

2. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1905)
"A, nearly exactly as in Edwardsii ; legs wiih various shades of brownish pubescence, the anterior and middle legs with their ..."

3. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1869)
"Thorax and abdomen with thin pale or yellowish pubescence, tip of abdomen with fulvous pubescence; ..."

4. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1895)
"Black; face, clypeus and cheeks with a sparse, pale pubescence: pubescence on vertex fuscous, that of the occiput long and pale; thorax above with dense, ..."

5. Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum by Frederick Smith (1853)
"Black; the pubescence on the head black, that on the thorax before the wings ... Abdomen, the pubescence black, except that on the fourth segment, ..."

6. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1911)
"pubescence. All soy beans are hairy plants, and there is but little difference in the ... The pubescence occurs in two colors, white or gray and tawny, ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1883)
"Scutellum clothed with coarse, recumbent, golden-yellow pubescence. Elytra black, densely and finely punctate, marked by a few faint strut, pubescence black ..."

8. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1886)
"punctate-striate, the interstices narrow and very finely rugose: each elytron with two patches of yellow pubescence, one near the humeral angle not much ..."

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