An example of puberty is a girl beginning to menstruate.
Origin of pubertyMiddle English puberte ; from Classical Latin pubertas ; from puber, of ripe age, adult, probably akin to puer, boy
Origin of pubertyMiddle English puberte, from Old French, from Latin p&umacron;bertas, from p&umacron;b&emacron;s, p&umacron;ber-, adult.
- pu′ber·tal, pu′ber·al
- The age at which a person is first capable of sexual reproduction.