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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the adult stage of individual development or ontogeny, as contrasted with the adolescent and the senile stages.
  • Of or pertaining to an ephebe, or to the ancient Greek system of public instruction of young men to fit them for the duties and privileges of citizenship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective youthful
  • adjective medicine pubescent, adolescent

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