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Definition of pubescens

"pubescens" is probably misspelled. Trying pubescent instead Definition of pubescent

1. pubescent [ a ] (of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature
Examples: "the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy"

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(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

One growth center in a short_bone - distal phalanx of the second finger - was chosen as an example for discussion here , primarily because epiphyseal diaphyseal fusion , the maturity indicator for Completion in long and short_bones , occurs in this center for girls near the menarche and for boys near their comparable pubescent stage .

A similar analysis of Figure 6 for the 34 boys would necessitate quite a different conclusion about the predictive value of onset age in forecasting their attainment of the pubescent stage .

Boys 32 , 23 , 31 , 17 , 30 , 19 , and 24 had `` same schedule '' at Onset and Completion ; thus early forecasting of the pubescent stage would appear possible for only seven boys .

Synonyms pubescent Related Terms immature

2. pubescent [ a ] (biology) covered with fine soft hairs or down
Examples: "downy milkweed seeds"

Synonyms pubescent puberulent sericeous downy Related Terms biology hairy

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