fat spurt

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fat spurt


Definition A transient acceleration in accumulation of subcutaneous fat that occurs in preadolescence (age 7+), which is more common in girls and precedes a true growth spurt. 

Synonyms Preadolescent fat spurt, prepubertal fat spurt, prepubescent fat spurt

Reference Ann Hum Biol. 1994 Jul-Aug;21(4):303-14

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