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Maturation   /mˌætʃərˈeɪʃən/  /mˌætʃʊrˈeɪʃən/   Listen

Coming to full development; becoming mature.  Synonyms: maturement, ripening.
(biology) 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.  Synonyms: development, growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny.
(medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus.  Synonyms: festering, suppuration.

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"Maturation" Quotes from Famous Books

... allelomorphic factors are not the only ones which are segregated into different germ-cells, at the maturation of the cell; for the factors which are not alternative are likewise distributed, more or less independently of each other, so that it is largely a matter of chance whether factors which enter a cross in the same germ-cell, segregate into ...
— Applied Eugenics • Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

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