irregularly formative growth of carnal maturation, generally prior to the age of 8 in a girl and 10 in a boy. It is characterized by mature gonads able of spermatogenesis or ovulation, adult amounts of male or female sex hormones, and secondary carnal attributes.

PRECOCIOUS PUBERTY: "The doctor said there is no cause for concern- Samantha is merely exhibiting signs of precocious puberty."