[ mach-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌmætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən /
the act or process of maturating.
Words nearby maturation
Origin of maturation
OTHER WORDS FROM maturationmat·u·ra·tion·al, adjectivenon·mat·u·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for maturational
/ (ˌmætjʊˈreɪʃən, ˌmætʃʊ-) /
the process of maturing or ripening
zoology the development of ova and spermatozoa from precursor cells in the ovary and testis, involving meiosis
a less common word for suppuration
Derived forms of maturationmaturational, adjective
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Medical definitions for maturational
[ măch′ə-rā′shən ]
The process of becoming mature.
Production or discharge of pus.
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.
The final differentiation processes in biological systems, such as the attainment of total functional capability by a cell, a tissue, or an organ.
Other words from maturationmat′u•ra′tion•al adj.
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