1. [ noun ] (biology) coming to full development; becoming mature
Synonyms: maturing ripening maturement
Related terms: organic_process mature ripen ripen mature
2. [ noun ] (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 growth growing ontogenesis ontogeny

"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

Related terms: nondevelopment organic_process proliferation rooting blossoming culture cohesion fructification auxesis cenogenesis gametogenesis germination spermatogenesis intussusception infructescence suppression amelogenesis life_cycle foliation angiogenesis apposition juvenescence psychomotor_development morphogenesis myelinisation neurogenesis psychosexual_development masculinization dentition teratogenesis oogenesis cytogenesis palingenesis vegetation gastrulation isometry biology grow grow mature age
3. [ noun ] (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
Synonyms: suppuration festering
Related terms: bodily_process medicine suppurate fester
Similar spelling:   maturational