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mat·u·ra·tion

 (măch′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The process of becoming mature.
2. Biology
a. The processes by which gametes are formed, including the reduction of chromosomes in a germ cell from the diploid number to the haploid number by meiosis.
b. The final differentiation processes in biological systems, such as the final ripening of a seed or the attainment of full functional capacity by a cell, a tissue, or an organ.

mat′u·ra′tion·al adj.
mat′u·ra′tive adj.

maturation

(ˌmætjʊˈreɪʃən; ˌmætʃʊ-)
n
1. the process of maturing or ripening
2. (Zoology) zoology the development of ova and spermatozoa from precursor cells in the ovary and testis, involving meiosis
3. (Pathology) a less common word for suppuration
ˌmatuˈrational adj

mat•u•ra•tion

(ˌmætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
the act or process of maturing.

mat·u·ra·tion

(măch′ə-rā′shən)
The process of becoming fully developed or ripe, as when a reproductive cell, such as an egg or a sperm, becomes capable of fertilization.

maturation

suppuration, or the formation and discharge of pus. — maturative, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maturation - coming to full developmentmaturation - coming to full development; becoming mature
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.maturation - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organicallymaturation - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
culture - (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
amelogenesis - the developmental process of forming tooth enamel
angiogenesis - the formation of new blood vessels
apposition - (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
auxesis - growth from increase in cell size without cell division
anthesis, blossoming, florescence, flowering, inflorescence, efflorescence - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, kainogenesis, kenogenesis - introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution)
cohesion - (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
cultivation - the process of fostering the growth of something; "the cultivation of bees for honey"
cytogenesis, cytogeny - the origin and development and variation of cells
foliation, leafing - (botany) the process of forming leaves
fructification - the bearing of fruit
gametogenesis - the development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
gastrulation - the process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells
germination, sprouting - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
habit - the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal); "a shrub of spreading habit"
infructescence - the fruiting stage of the inflorescence
intussusception - (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
juvenescence - the process of growing into a youth
life cycle - the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced
masculinisation, masculinization, virilisation, virilization - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
morphogenesis - differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)
myelinisation, myelinization - the development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber
neurogenesis - the development of nerve tissues
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
palingenesis, recapitulation - emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
proliferation - growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
psychogenesis - a general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
psychogenesis - the development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
psychomotor development - progressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities
psychosexual development - (psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage
rooting - the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
suppression - the failure to develop some part or organ
dentition, odontiasis, teething - the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
teratogenesis - the development of defects in an embryo
vegetation - the process of growth in plants
isometry - the growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
3.maturation - (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
Translations

maturation

[mætjʊəˈreɪʃən] N (frm) → maduración f

maturation

[ˌmætjʊˈreɪʃən] n
[wine, cheese] → maturation f
[person] → maturité f

maturation

nReifeprozess m, → Reifung f
References in classic literature ?
The genesis and maturation of a planet, its poise and orbit, the bended tree recovering itself from the strong wind, the vital resources of every animal and vegetable, are demonstrations of the self-sufficing and therefore self-relying soul.
It is not uncommon that subjects with different stages of maturation are included in the same categories, which may jeopardize long term training programs.
Background: This study aimed to investigate the maturation and fertilization rates of immature mouse oocytes using Embryonic Stem Cell Conditioned Medium (ESCM).
Correlation was found between cervical vertebral maturation and the skeletal maturity of the hand-wrist (12-14).
The evaluation of medium for in vitro maturation of buffalo oocytes has progressed towards more defined conditions for the studies evaluating effect of specific components in the medium.
The physical and chemical changes that occur in fruits such as firmness, diameter, length, soluble solids, total acidity, fruit mass, vitamin content and others are observed in the development and maturation stages (MELO et al.
2013) claim that the efficient use of Acrocomia aculeata for oil extraction is still limited by the scarce information on fruit maturation.
Contract notice: Provision of 2 delivery systems maturation cobblestones in a single chamber with the technological project wdrozenia.
The objective of this study was to determine the inter-observers level of agreement in interpreting cervical vertebral maturation (CVM) stages.
Improvements can be made by altering the culture conditions for oocyte maturation and embryo development, including the external oxygen concentration (Kang et al.
The cheese is stored for three months 500ft underground at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog, in what is believed to be the world's deepest mining maturation cavern.
Worldwide commercial maturation of female penaeids relies almost exclusively on the technique of unilateral eye stalk ablation [3,4] the technique give predictable peaks of maturation and spawning, but many associated problems have been reported like deterioration in spawn quality and quantity over time [5-7] and conflicting results on spawn size, hatch success and other variables [3].