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ephebiatrics e·phe·bi·at·rics (ĭ-fē’bē-āt’rĭks)
See adolescent medicine.


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  • Ephebic

    [ih-feeb, ef-eeb] /ɪˈfib, ˈɛf ib/ noun 1. a young man, especially an . /ɪˈfiːb; ˈɛfiːb/ noun 1. (in ancient Greece) a youth about to enter full citizenship, esp one undergoing military training adj. 1880 (the noun, ephebe, is attested from 1690s), from Greek ephebos “of age 18-20,” from epi “upon” (see epi-) + hebe “early […]

  • Ephebus

    [ih-fee-buh s] /ɪˈfi bəs/ noun, plural ephebi [ih-fee-bahy] /ɪˈfi baɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a youth of ancient Greece just entering manhood or commencing training for full Athenian citizenship.

  • Ephedra

    [ih-fed-ruh, ef-i-druh] /ɪˈfɛd rə, ˈɛf ɪ drə/ noun 1. any of various plants of the genus Ephedra, growing in dry regions and having branching stems with dry scalelike leaves. /ɪˈfɛdrə/ noun 1. any gymnosperm shrub of the genus Ephedra, of warm regions of America and Eurasia: the source of ephedrine: family Ephedraceae, phylum Gnetophyta n. […]

  • Ephedrine

    [ih-fed-rin, ef-i-dreen, -drin] /ɪˈfɛd rɪn, ˈɛf ɪˌdrin, -drɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a white, crystalline alkaloid, C 10 H 15 N, obtained from a species of Ephedra or synthesized: used in medicine chiefly for the treatment of asthma, hay fever, and colds. /ɪˈfɛdrɪn; ˈɛfɪˌdriːn; -drɪn/ noun 1. a white crystalline alkaloid obtained from plants of the […]

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