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  • adj. Relating to youth or the early stages.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting that stage of evolution or auxology which is broadly equivalent to adolescence or approaching maturity: opposed to the nepionic or infantile, and the ephebic or adult stage.


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  • In Pilsbry's (1946) terminology, this particular individual is in the 3rd or final neanic stage.

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  • adj., Adolescent (designating, in Zoology, the stages of an animal's growth in which it acquires adult characteristics).

    August 24, 2008