Maturation



[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 head of a boil, etc.; a state of producing pus,” from Middle French maturation and directly from Latin maturationem (nominative maturatio), noun of action from past participle stem of maturare “to ripen, make ripe” (see mature (v.)).

maturation mat·u·ra·tion (māch’ə-rā’shən)
n.

mat’u·ra’tion·al adj.

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