Definitions for pubescentpyuˈbɛs ənt

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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pubescent(adj)

    (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

    "the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy"

  2. downy, pubescent, puberulent, sericeous(adj)

    covered with fine soft hairs or down

    "downy milkweed seeds"


  1. pubescent(Adjective)

    arriving or arrived at puberty

  2. pubescent(Adjective)

    covered with down or fine hair

  3. Origin: From pubescens

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pubescent(adj)

    arrived at puberty

  2. Pubescent(adj)

    covered with pubescence, or fine short hairs, as certain insects, and the leaves of some plants


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