puberty

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(pū′bĕrt-ē )

[Fr. puberté fr. L. pubertas, (age of) manhood, adult]
The stage in life during which individuals become capable of reproduction. In human beings puberty typically develops in boys between the ages of 12 and 15, and in girls, between 9 and 16.
SEE: onset of puberty

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