Puberty is the point in life when an adolescent becomes able to sexually reproduce.(noun)
An example of puberty is a girl beginning to menstruate.
See puberty in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME puberte < L pubertas < puber, of ripe age, adult, prob. akin to puer, boy
See puberty in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English puberte
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin pūbertās
Origin: , from pūbēs, pūber-, adult.
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