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One entry found for puberty.
Main Entry: pu·ber·ty
Pronunciation: pyü-bschwart-emacron
Function: noun
1 : the condition of being or the period of becoming first capable of reproducing sexually that is brought on by the production of sex hormones and the maturing of the sex organs (as the testes and ovaries) and is marked by the development of secondary sex characteristics (as male facial hair growth and female breast development) and by the occurrence of the first menstruation in the female
2 : the age at which puberty occurs often defined legally as 14 in boys and 12 in girls

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