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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: pubertas, from puber 'pubescent'

puberty

noun
     
Related topics: Biology, Human
pu‧ber‧ty [uncountable]
HBH the stage of physical development during which you change from a child to an adult and are able to have children:
Fourteen is a fairly normal age for a girl to reach puberty.

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