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PUBERTY, civil law. The age in boys after fourteen years until full age, and in girls after twelve years until full age. Ayl. Pand. 63; Hall's Pract. 14; Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. tom. 6, p. 100; Inst. 1, 22; Dig. 1, 7, 40, 1; Code, 5, 60, 3.

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According to Dean, in humans, root growth spurts are just a hangover from an early stage of evolution and we retain molar roots like Homo erectus because the growth spurts use little energy for natural selection to grew them out.
However, initiation, duration and amount of growth vary considerably during the growth spurt.
Little is known about the biology of growth spurts," says Michelle Lampl, MD, PhD, Samuel C.
There's no known neurohormonal mechanism that would account for the stimulant-associated growth delay or subsequent growth spurt once the drugs are discontinued.
For girls, this growth spurt starts at about nine and a half years of age.
Girls usually undergo their peak growth spurt around 11 to 12 years of age, with an average height gain of 3.
We've seen a huge growth spurt this year as our products are rapidly being adopted into the many digital multimedia applications found in the home," said Ritu Favre, application specific product operations manager for Freescale's Networking and Computing Systems Group.
Most important, the pig brain's growth spurt occurs perinatally - a little before and a little after birth.
My mom brought me to the doctor, who says I'm just going through a big growth spurt.
The most detailed portrait ever taken of the radiation left over from the Big Bang provides fresh evidence that the universe began with a tremendous growth spurt, expanding from subatomic scales to the size of a grapefruit in less than a trillionth of a second.
What we are seeing however is a dramatic new demand for research facilities from the biotech sector, which in New Jersey has been undergoing an impressive growth spurt.