Definitions for pubescence
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
arriving or arrived at puberty.
Category: Developmental Biology
Bot., Zool. covered with down or fine short hairs.
Category: Botany, Zoology
Origin of pubescent:
1640–50; < L pūbēscent- (s. of pūbēscēns), prp. of pūbēscere to attain puberty, become hairy or downy. See pubes1, -escent
the time of life when sex glands become functional
The state of being in or reaching puberty.
A covering of fine, soft hairs.
the quality or state of being pubescent, or of having arrived at puberty
a covering of soft short hairs, or down, as one some plants and insects; also, the state of being so covered