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juvenile (adjective; Latin juvenilis, young): 1. A nonscientific colloquial term used to denote any stage of development prior to adulthood.

2. Often restricted to that stage immediately preceding the sexually mature adult stage.

3. In general, the immature stages resemble the adult in general morphology except for gonadal development.