Skip to Content

adolescence

Pronunciation: ad-ŏ-les′ĕnts

Definition: The period of life beginning with puberty and ending with completed growth and physical maturity.

[L. adolescentia fr. adultus essere, becoming an adult]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide