Definitions for pubescence

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pu•bes•centpyuˈbɛs ənt(adj.)

  1. arriving or arrived at puberty.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  2. 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

pu•bes′cence(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. puberty, pubescence(noun)

    the time of life when sex glands become functional

Wiktionary

  1. pubescence(Noun)

    The state of being in or reaching puberty.

  2. pubescence(Noun)

    A covering of fine, soft hairs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pubescence(noun)

    the quality or state of being pubescent, or of having arrived at puberty

  2. Pubescence(noun)

    a covering of soft short hairs, or down, as one some plants and insects; also, the state of being so covered

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