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English noun: maturation

1. maturation (process) coming to full development; becoming mature


Synonymsmaturement, ripening


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

2. maturation (process) (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


SamplesHe proposed an indicator of osseous development in children.


Synonymsdevelopment, growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)amelogenesis, angiogenesis, anthesis, apposition, auxesis, blossoming, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, cohesion, cultivation, culture, cytogenesis, cytogeny, dentition, efflorescence, florescence, flowering, foliation, fructification, gametogenesis, germination, habit, inflorescence, infructescence, intussusception, juvenescence, kainogenesis, kenogenesis, leafing, life cycle, masculinisation, masculinization, morphogenesis, myelinisation, myelinization, neurogenesis, odontiasis, palingenesis, proliferation, psychogenesis, psychogenesis, psychomotor development, psychosexual development, recapitulation, rooting, sprouting, suppression, teething, teratogenesis, vegetation, virilisation, virilization


Part holonymgastrulation


Domain categorybiological science, biology


Domain category membersisometry


Antonymsnondevelopment

3. maturation (process) (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus


Synonymsfestering, suppuration


Broader (hypernym)activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine









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