maturation

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noun mat·u·ra·tion \ˌma-chə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of maturation

  1. 1 a :  the process of becoming mature b :  the emergence of personal and behavioral characteristics through growth processes c :  the final stages of differentiation of cells, tissues, or organs

  2. 2 a :  the entire process by which diploid gamete-producing cells are transformed into haploid gametes that includes both meiosis and physiological and structural changes b :  spermiogenesis

maturational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of maturation in a sentence

  1. the early stages of maturation

  2. the maturation of his skills

1541

First Known Use of maturation

1541

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MATURATION Defined for English Language Learners

maturation

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noun mat·u·ra·tion \ˌma-chə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of maturation for English Language Learners

  • : the process of becoming mature : the process of developing in the body or mind : the process of developing to a desired level


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maturation

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noun mat·u·ra·tion \ˌmach-ə-ˈrā-shən\

Medical Definition of maturation

  1. 1a:  the process of becoming matureb:  the emergence of personal and behavioral characteristics through growth processesc:  the final stages of differentiation of cells, tissues, or organsd:  the achievement of intellectual or emotional maturity

  2. 2a:  the entire process by which diploid gamete-producing cells are transformed into haploid gametes that includes both meiosis and physiological and structural changes fitting the gamete for its future roleb:  spermiogenesis 2

maturative

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