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pubescent

1. arriving or having arrived at puberty
2. (of certain plants and animals or their parts) covered with a layer of fine short hairs or down
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Sepals triangular-lanceolate, sparsely pubescent above and adaxially tomentose, margin initially glandular, denticulate, apex acuminate.
In pubescent and post-pubescent individuals, the [.sup.13]C-GBT rendered the highest accuracy when compared to fasting plasma insulin.
6); median basal region of mentum protruding and pubescent on posterior part.
The term pubescence (adjective 'pubescent') refers to the short, fine microtrichia densely covering certain body parts.
The new definition would change the name to pedohebephilic disorder and would include people attracted to pubescent children (aged 11-14).
"For this reason, we recommend that growth studies be conducted during a narrow window of age ranges during the so-called growth hormone dependent phase between the infant/toddler and pubescent growth periods, when the growth velocity is relatively linear." Overall, the guidance provides recommendations for the design, conduct and evaluation of clinical studies to assess the effect of corticosteroids on linear growth in children.
This is life among the pubescent wealthy and worldly.
The actor first rose to fame at age 16 when he portrayed the titular pubescent doctor on Doogie Howser, M.D.