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Meaning of puberty

pu•ber•ty

Pronunciation: (py'bur-tē), [key]
— n.
  1. the period or age at which a person is first capable of sexual reproduction of offspring: in common law, presumed to be 14 years in the male and 12 years in the female.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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