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Prepubescent

Definition

adjective

Before pubescence; prior to puberty


Supplement

In humans, a prepubescent individual is one who is not yet capable of sexual reproduction although hormones begin to change. It is also marked by rapid growth.


Word origin: pre- (before) + pubescent

Synonym(s):

  • prepubertal

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Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki

... simply growing more similar physically because they no longer have the hormones that produce the secondary sexual characteristics. If you look at prepubescent children you will see the same similarity in the sexes.

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by animartco
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
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Re: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

... fitness (complications of young pregnancies). On the other hand that pressure has to balanced out with "letting the daughter out of the prepubescent nest" ... how would this adaptation develop and how would it work... puts a new spin on parent offspring conflict : P This whole thing ...

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by Cat
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
Replies: 8
Views: 5990

Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

... fitness (complications of young pregnancies). On the other hand that pressure has to balanced out with "letting the daughter out of the prepubescent nest" ... how would this adaptation develop and how would it work... puts a new spin on parent offspring conflict : P

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by immunogoblin
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
Replies: 8
Views: 5990


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