Puberty, the period at which maturation of the sexual organs occurs, beginning at about age 11 or 12 for girls and 13 or 14 boys.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Puberty
- The earliest age at which persons are capable of begetting or bearing children, usually considered, in temperate climates, to be about fourteen years in males and twelve in females.
- The period when a plant first bears flowers.
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