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Definition of Puberty, precocious

Puberty, precocious: Precocious puberty is the unusually early development of secondary sexual features. The onset of sexual maturation in a girl before age 8 or a boy before age 9 is usually considered to be precocious puberty.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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