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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The period of life immediately before puberty, often marked by accelerated physical growth.

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  • adj. Before puberty.

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  • n. a period of two years immediately prior to the onset of puberty when growth and changes leading to sexual maturity occur

Etymologies

pre- +‎ puberty (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We give him the mitigation of youth, during which many of us made grievous, though temporary errors not repeated once past prepuberty.

    The King, The Pope and The People!

  • Speaking of the abuse of minors not limited to prepuberty or to boys, he clipped the “ef.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • But the hurt I caused those players around me that could have been in the top five had I not abused the system and the emotional hurt laid on Carl Erie, Greg Brune and John Ramey had to take its toll in the early preteenage, prepuberty years of their lives.

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  • Our study aimed to determine how BM, LM and FM track from prepuberty to early adulthood in girls and what factors are associated with intra - and inter-individual variation in these three tissues.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Girls who are prone to develop low BM and LM and high FM in adulthood can be identified in prepuberty.

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  • Sure, it may look good with the right clothes, but when you're making love in bed, it's like with a prepuberty boy.

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  • By use of a validated ultra-sensitive extraction RIA, our aim was to establish normative data from a group consisting of healthy boys in prepuberty and during pubertal development.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Mean estradiol concentrations during 24-hours secretion increased from prepuberty

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