- Puberty is the point in life when an adolescent becomes able to sexually reproduce.
An example of puberty is a girl beginning to menstruate.
Origin: Middle English puberte from Classical Latin pubertas from puber, of ripe age, adult, probably akin to puer, boy
- pubertal adjective
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Origin: Middle English puberte, from Old French, from Latin pūbertās, from pūbēs, pūber-, adult.
- puˈber·tal, puˈber·al adjective
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