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Adolescence

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Adolescence

The state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; youth, or the period of life between puberty and maturity, generally considered to be, in the male sex, from fourteen to twenty-one. Sometimes used with reference to the lower animals.

Origin: fr, fr. L. Adolescentia. The time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood.In the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood.The stage of life in humans where hormonal changes dramatically change the physiology of a growing child into a mature adult.