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Noun: maturation  ,ma-chû'rey-shun
  1. Coming to full development; becoming mature
    - ripening, maturement
  2. (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 maturation in children";
    - growth, growing, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
  3. (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
    - festering, suppuration

Derived forms: maturations

Type of: activity, biological process, bodily function, bodily process, body process, organic process

Encyclopedia: Maturation