Definitions for: Maturation


[n] (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
[n] the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
[n] coming to full development; becoming mature



Webster (1913) Definition: Mat`u*ra"tion, n. [L. maturatio a hastening: cf. F.
maturation.]
The process of bringing, or of coming, to maturity; hence,
specifically, the process of suppurating perfectly; the
formation of pus or matter.

Synonyms: development, festering, growing, growth, maturement, ontogenesis, ontogeny, ripening, suppuration

Antonyms: nondevelopment

See Also: activity, amelogenesis, angiogenesis, anthesis, apposition, auxesis, biological process, blossoming, bodily function, bodily process, body process, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, cohesion, culture, cytogenesis, dentition, efflorescence, florescence, flowering, foliation, fructification, gametogenesis, gastrulation, germination, inflorescence, intussusception, juvenescence, kainogenesis, kenogenesis, leafing, life cycle, masculinisation, masculinization, morphogenesis, myelinisation, myelinization, neurogenesis, odontiasis, organic process, palingenesis, proliferation, psychomotor development, psychosexual development, recapitulation, rooting, sprouting, suppression, teething, teratogenesis, vegetation, virilisation, virilization

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