Puberty

The age at which the reproductive organs become functionally operative and secondary sex characteristics begin to develop.
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Puberty

A growth stage reached between 6 and 12 months of age when cats become sexually active and able to reproduce.
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puberty

[n] - the time of life when sex glands become functional
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Puberty

When boys and girls start to make sex cells and are able to reproduce
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Puberty

the period of time (usually between the ages of 10 and 15) during which sexual development occurs, allowing reproduction to become possible
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Puberty

Our Puberty Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Puberty Puberty: A complex biologic and psychologic process involving sexual development, accelerated growth, and adrenal maturation heralded by the secretion of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) from a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. This event ...
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Puberty

Pu'ber·ty noun [ Latin pubertas , from puber , pubes , adult: confer French puberté .] 1. The earliest age at which persons are capable of begetting or bearing children, usually considered, in temperate climates, to be about fourteen years in males and twelve in fe...
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puberty

<paediatrics> The period during which the secondary sex characteristics begin to develop and the capability of sexual reproduction is attained. ... Origin: L. Pubertas ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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puberty

pubescence noun the time of life when sex glands become functional
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puberty

(pu´bәr-te) the period during which the secondary sex characters begin to develop and the capability of sexual reproduction is attained. In girls it is marked by broadening of the hips, development of the breasts, appearance of pubic hair, and onset of menstruation. In boys it is marked by broadening of the should...
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Puberty

• (n.) The earliest age at which persons are capable of begetting or bearing children, usually considered, in temperate climates, to be about fourteen years in males and twelve in females. • (n.) The period when a plant first bears flowers.
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puberty

in human physiology, the stage or period of life when a child transforms into an adult normally capable of procreation.[7 related articles]
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puberty

(L. pubertas) the period during which the secondary sex characteristics begin to develop and the capability of sexual reproduction is attained.
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puberty

puberty 1. The state or condition of having become functionally capable of procreating offspring, which is characterized by various symptoms in each sex, as by the appearance of hair on the pubes, and on the face in the male. In England the legal age of puberty is fourteen in boys and twelve in girls; but the actual time of development varies in di...
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Puberty

Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child`s body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilization. It is initiated by hormonal signals from the brain to the gonads: the ovaries in a girl, the testes in a boy. In response to the signals, the gonads produce hormones that stimulate libido and the gr....
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puberty

The time during the growth of a person at which sexual development occurs, commonly associated with a growth spurt. Female puberty involves several stages – the acquisition of breast buds (see mammary glands); of sexual hair, and the onset of menstruation – which may each begin at differ...
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puberty

puberty (pyOO'burtē) , period during which the onset of sexual maturity occurs. It usually takes place between the ages of 10 and 15 in both sexes but sometimes occurs as early as 7 or 8 years of age in females. The pituitary gland secretes hormones that stimulate enlargement and developme...
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puberty

Type: Term Pronunciation: pyū′bĕr-tē Definitions: 1. Sequence of events by which a child becomes a young adult, characterized by the beginning of gonadotropin secretion, gametogenesis, secretion of gonadal hormones, development of secondary sexual characteristics and reproductive functions; sexual dimorphism is accentuated. In ...
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puberty

Stage in human development when the individual becomes sexually mature. It may occur from the age of ten upwards, but each person is individual. The sexual organs take on their adult form and pubic hair grows. In girls, menstruation begins, and the breasts develop; in boys, the voice breaks and b...
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Puberty

The time of life when the body starts to produce adult levels of sex hormones - (estrogen or testosterone) and adult body characteristics develop.
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Puberty

(the age of sexual maturity) Usually occurs around five to eight months in cats, although it can occur as early as four months depending on the breed of cat. Males reach puberty later than female cats.
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puberty

Latin puber = adult; hence, the time when hair appears in the pubic region - i.e., near the pubis - as a secondary sexual characteristic.
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puberty

(pyoo;ber-te) The period of development in which the reproductive organs become functional.
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puberty

The time of life when a child experiences physical and hormonal changes that mark a transition into adulthood. The child develops secondary sexual characteristics and becomes able to have children. Secondary sexual characteristics include growth of pubic, armpit, and leg hair; breast enlargement; and increased hip width in girls. In boys, they incl...
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Puberty

Time of first estrus in sows, usually occurring at 6 mo. of age.
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