Medical Definition of Childhood
Childhood: (1) The time for a boy or girl from birth until he or she is an adult. (2) The more circumscribed period of time from infancy to the onset of puberty.
During childhood, the potential of a unique human person must be nurtured by parents or parent figures.
Last Editorial Review: 1/25/2017
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