adolescence

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adolescence

noun adulescentia, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonage, puberty, pubescence, puerility, youth
See also: nonage

ADOLESCENCE, persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority; it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years complete.

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After setting the stage with a balanced review of the contours of immigration from 1880 to 1925 and of general trends shaping childhood (demographic, economic, etc), Klapper presents a straightforward journey of immigrant children from birth, through childhood, and adolesence to marriage and adulthood.
The reason for this, she suspects, it an increase in epidermal and follicular keratinization in adolesence, while for a dermatologist, the emphasis must be on encouraging young women to use a moisturiser before adolescence because young skin is drier.
5 times more likely to use medications for depression and stress, compared with those who did not report insomnia during adolesence.