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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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Christopher Dean and Tim Cole at University College London, who studied the microscopic structure of adult molars to rebuild the pace of their development, found that the roots of chimpanzee molars go through a growth spurt as the teeth erupt through the gum, most likely to provide more stability for biting and chewing.
Key words: Growth spurt, growth prediction, Hand-wrist radiograph.
In other words, not only does sleep predict a growth spurt in length, but it also predicts an increase in weight and abdominal fat, implying an anabolic process -- growth.
But even teens who start their growth spurts late--most often because their Parents were also "late bloomers"--usually end up reaching their adult height by the time they graduate from high school.
After scrutinizing the remains of four tyrannosaur species, researchers suggest that the beasts went through a substantial teenage growth spurt.
Unfortunately, there's no clear answer While the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science has recommended making dance classes less physically stressful for dancers during the adolescent growth spurt [see Presstime News, Dance Magazine, April, page 37], I don't know of any dance schools that have eliminated stressful movements to the knees, such as grand plies.
According to Kathryn Daniels, author and chair of IADMS's Education Committee, growth spurts can have a negative impact on dancers' professional goals and long-term health.
Up until these growth spurts, stone tools and other articles found at sites throughout Eurasia displayed many similarities; soon thereafter, sophisticated regional cultures appeared, Harpending and his co-workers note.
Parents also reported signs of increased sleepiness right before growth spurts, she adds.