- Puberty is the point in life when an adolescent becomes able to sexually reproduce.
An example of puberty is a girl beginning to menstruate.
puberty definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English puberte ; from Classical Latin pubertas ; from puber, of ripe age, adult, probably akin to puer, boy
- pubertal adjective
puberty definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English puberte, from Old French, from Latin pūbertās, from pūbēs, pūber-, adult.
- puˈber·tal, puˈber·al adjective
puberty - Medical Definition
puberty - Science Definition