[mach-uh-reyt] /ˈmætʃ əˌreɪt/
verb (used without object), maturated, maturating.
Pathology. to suppurate.
to mature or bring to maturity
a less common word for suppurate
1540s, back-formation from maturation. Related: Maturated; maturating.
maturate mat·u·rate (māch’ə-rāt’)
v. mat·u·rat·ed, mat·u·rat·ing, mat·u·rates
[mach-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌmætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . /ˌmætjʊˈreɪʃən; ˌmætʃʊ-/ noun 1. the process of maturing or ripening 2. (zoology) the development of ova and spermatozoa from precursor cells in the ovary and testis, involving meiosis 3. a less common word for suppuration n. early 15c., “the coming to a […]
- Maturation arrest
maturation arrest n. The cessation of complete differentiation of cells at an immature stage.
[muh-too r, -tyoo r, -choo r, -chur] /məˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜr/ adjective, maturer, maturest. 1. complete in natural growth or development, as plant and animal forms: a mature rose bush. 2. ripe, as fruit, or fully aged, as cheese or wine. 3. fully developed in body or mind, as a person: She was a mature […]
noun, Cell Biology. 1. a stage in meiosis during which the chromosomal number of the reproductive cell is reduced to one chromosome from each original chromosome pair. maturation division n. Either of the two successive cell divisions of meiosis, with only one duplication of the chromosomes, that results in the formation of haploid gametes.