1727, "grown ripe," from Latin maturescentem (nominative maturescens), present participle of maturescere "be ripe, ripen," from maturus "ripe" (see mature (v.)) + inchoative suffix -escere.
- mature bacteriophage,
- mature cataract,
- mature student,
- mature-onset diabetes,
- maturity-onset diabetes,
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Maturescent, mat-ū-res′ent, adj. becoming ripe: approaching maturity.