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|etymology=Latin <i>juvenilis</i>, young
 
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|definition=1. A nonscientific colloquial term used to denote any stage of development prior to adulthood.  
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|definition=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.  
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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.
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3. In general, the [[immature]] stages resemble the [[adult]] in general [[morphology]] except for gonadal [[development]].
 
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Latest revision as of 00:37, 14 September 2013

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.