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mature

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adjective ma·ture \mə-ˈt(y)u̇(ə)r also -ˈchu̇(ə)r\

Medical Definition of mature

ma·tur·erma·tur·est

  1. 1:  having completed natural growth and development <a mature ovary>

  2. 2:  having undergone maturation <mature germ cells>




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mature

verb ma·ture

Medical Definition of mature

ma·turedma·tur·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to bring to maturity or completion

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become fully developed or ripe

  5. maturer noun





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