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Puberty is produced by certain phenomena which occur in the sexual organs.

Puberty is the proper time for the appearance of menstruation.

Puberty is the most wonderful, the most significant period in a girl's life.

Another of the dances that is still kept up is the Puberty Dance.

Puberty is the proper time for the appearance of menstruation, one of the most important and sacred of her functions.

Puberty immediately succeeds childhood and attends us to the end of our days.

Puberty is a name given to the age at which a boy becomes capable of being a father.

Puberty, pū′bėr-ti, n. the age of full development: early manhood or womanhood: the period when a plant begins to flower.

Puberty forms the bound between the first and second; marriage that between the second and third.

Puberty and the approach of senility are pointed out as times when genesiac symptoms manifest themselves.

WORD ORIGIN

"the time of life in which the two sexes begin first to be acquainted" [Johnson], late 14c., from Old French puberté and directly from Latin pubertatem (nominative pubertas) "age of maturity, manhood," from pubes (genitive pubertis) "adult, full-grown, manly." Related: Puberal; pubertal.

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