age of puberty


age of puberty
1) Сельское хозяйство: возраст полового созревания
2) Юридический термин: возраст достижения половой зрелости

Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

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  • Puberty — refers to the process of physical changes by which a child s body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. Puberty is initiated by hormone signals from the brain to the gonads (the ovaries and testes). In response, the gonads produce a… …   Wikipedia

  • puberty — [pyo͞o′bər tē] n. [ME puberte < L pubertas < puber, of ripe age, adult, prob. akin to puer, boy] the stage of physical development when secondary sex characteristics develop and sexual reproduction first becomes possible: in common law, the …   English World dictionary

  • Age of Reason — • The name given to that period of human life at which persons are deemed to begin to be morally responsible Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Age of Reason     Age of Reason …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Age of consent — For other uses, see Age of consent (disambiguation). Sex and the law Social issues Age of consent · Antisexualis …   Wikipedia

  • puberty — noun VERB + PUBERTY ▪ enter, hit (informal), reach ▪ She hit puberty a year before any of her friends. ▪ He reached puberty at the age of fourteen. ▪ approach …   Collocations dictionary

  • puberty — n. the period during which adolescents reach sexual maturity and become capable of reproduction. Phrases and idioms: age of puberty the age at which puberty begins, in law usu. 14 in boys and 12 in girls. Derivatives: pubertal adj. Etymology: ME… …   Useful english dictionary

  • puberty — [[t]pju͟ːbə(r)ti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Puberty is the stage in someone s life when their body starts to become physically mature. Margaret had reached the age of puberty …   English dictionary

  • Puberty — Pu ber*ty, n. [L. pubertas, fr. puber, pubes, adult: cf. F. pubert[ e].] 1. The earliest age at which persons are capable of begetting or bearing children, usually considered, in temperate climates, to be about fourteen years in males and twelve… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puberty — (n.) the time of life in which the two sexes begin first to be acquainted [Johnson], late 14c., from O.Fr. puberté, from L. pubertatem (nom. pubertas) age of maturity, manhood, from pubes (gen. pubertis) adult, full grown, manly …   Etymology dictionary

  • puberty — /pyooh beuhr tee/, n. 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. [1350 1400; ME puberte < L pubertas adulthood, equiv.… …   Universalium

  • PUBERTY — It was estimated that puberty, defined by the appearance of two pubic hairs, began in women early in the 13th year, and in men about the start of the 14th year, and for that reason maturity was regarded as beginning legally from the age of 12… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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