the period or age at which a person is first capable of sexual reproduction of offspring: in common law, presumed to be 14 years in the male and 12 years in the female.
the period at the beginning of adolescence when the sex glands become functional and the secondary sexual characteristics emerge Also called pubescence, related adjective hebetic
puberty pu·ber·ty (pyōō’bər-tē)
The stage of adolescence in which an individual becomes physiologically capable of sexual reproduction.
The stage in the development of humans and other primates marked by the development of secondary sex characteristics, including menarche in females. In humans, puberty occurs at the onset of adolescence, between the ages of about 11 and 14 in girls and 13 and 16 in boys.
adjective, Botany, Zoology. 1. minutely pubescent. adjective 1. (biology) covered with very fine down; finely pubescent
noun, plural pubes. Anatomy. 1. the lower part of the abdomen, especially the region between the right and left iliac regions. 2. the hair appearing on the lower part of the abdomen at puberty. noun 1. plural of pubis. noun, plural pubes [pyoo-beez] /ˈpyu biz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. that part of either innominate bone […]
adjective 1. arriving or arrived at puberty. 2. Botany, Zoology. covered with down or fine short hair. adjective 1. arriving or having arrived at puberty 2. (of certain plants and animals or their parts) covered with a layer of fine short hairs or down pubescence pu·bes·cence (pyōō-běs’əns) n. The state of being pubescent. The attainment […]
adjective 1. arriving or arrived at puberty. 2. Botany, Zoology. covered with down or fine short hair. adjective 1. arriving or having arrived at puberty 2. (of certain plants and animals or their parts) covered with a layer of fine short hairs or down pubescent pu·bes·cent (pyōō-běs’ənt) adj. Reaching or having reached puberty. Covered with […]
- Pub grub
noun 1. (informal) food served in a pub