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maturation

1. Zoology the development of ova and spermatozoa from precursor cells in the ovary and testis, involving meiosis
2. a less common word for suppuration

maturation

[‚mach·ə′rā·shən]
(biology)
The process of coming to full development.
The final series of changes in the growth and formation of germ cells.
(virology)
The process that leads to incorporation of viral genomes into capsids and complete virions.
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It is important to note that these findings only reflect the maturational trends for the most cited integration sources and, thus, may not reflect the entire field.
The maturational view assumes digitized government develops from administrative services to political participation (Layne & Lee, 2000; Moon 2002; Holden et al.
As illustrated by studies on 2,3,7,8-tetra-chlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) (Kerkvliet 2009), an immunotoxicant may disrupt different immune maturational processes, depending upon the specific developmental timing of exposure (Dietert 2008).
The final phase of wound healing is the maturational phase.
Placement in locked detention--particularly if it leads to a lengthy period of correctional custody--interrupts the natural maturational process through which most young people age out of delinquent behavior.
This period is heightened by social awareness, and a period when the youngster reaches a maturational stage of primary and secondary sex development that enables her to reproduce her kind.
There could have been a maturational effect that contributed to the experimental group's performance as well as unmeasured group differences.
They also understand that it's crucial to make allowances for the normal weight gain associated with growth spurts and maturational development.
The assessment of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse is a complex task, which was reported to be regularly inhibited by lack of professional knowledge of maturational level of the young person and the severity of substance dependency.
Maturational lag, hyperactivity, and the effects of alcohol and drugs were only mentioned once.
There is even evidence that the maturational levels and most importantly self-esteem play important parts in their readiness for change.
Further measures to preclude effects of confounds included conservative selection criteria with regard to possible neonatal confounds, such as selection of healthy, mostly term neonates with IUGR; use of a long-term prospective paradigm; rigorous evaluation of parental variables, such as parental age and education, parental stress; control over familial variables, such as family structure and interpersonal relationships among family members to preclude familial confounds; a strict age at testing to limit maturational components; and no attrition.