Definition of prepubertal in English:

prepubertal

Syllabification: pre·pu·ber·tal
Pronunciation: /prēˈpyo͞obərdl/

adjective

Another term for prepubescent.
More example sentences
  • Here, we show that both the presence of obesity during the prepubertal period and an early onset of puberty are significant and independent risk factors for persistent asthma after puberty.
  • We found that approximately 30% of children with infrequent wheezing but almost 60% of children with asthma in the prepubertal period keep experiencing wheezing episodes in the first 4 years after the onset of puberty.
  • In this study, we found that a physician-confirmed diagnosis of sinusitis in the prepubertal period was a significant predictor of persistence of asthma after puberty.

Derivatives

prepuberty

Pronunciation: /-bərtē/
noun
More example sentences
  • Early school ages, prepuberty, puberty, male and female differences in voice and speech, and changes in later life are examined.
  • A tradition no longer observed is the prepuberty ceremony for ten-year-old girls, which involved grinding corn for an entire day at the girl's paternal grandmother's house.

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