Puberty meaning

pyo͝obər-tē
Puberty is the point in life when an adolescent becomes able to sexually reproduce.

An example of puberty is a girl beginning to menstruate.

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The stage of adolescence in which an individual becomes physiologically capable of sexual reproduction.
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The stage of physical development when secondary sex characteristics develop and sexual reproduction first becomes possible: in common law, the age of puberty is generally fixed at fourteen for boys and twelve for girls.
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The stage of adolescence in which an individual becomes physiologically capable of sexual reproduction.
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The stage in the development of humans and other primates marked by the development of secondary sex characteristics , including menarche in females. In humans, puberty occurs at the onset of adolescence, between the ages of about 11 and 14 in girls and 13 and 16 in boys.
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The age at which a person is first capable of sexual reproduction.
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Origin of puberty

  • Middle English puberte from Old French from Latin pūbertās from pūbēs pūber- adult

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French puberté, from Latin pubertas (“the age of maturity, manhood"), from pubes, puber (“grown up, of mature age, adult; of plants, downy, pubescent")

    From Wiktionary