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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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14 days) did not cause any significant change in the ovarian maturational status as compared to the vehicle and control groups (P=0.
And, touching on the second question about the movement of digitized government, neither the linear nor the maturational research positions could have been anticipated consumer fulfillment beyond traditional Websites, especially by critics of municipalities (Norris & Moon, 2005).
Overall, these previous findings are consistent with the present results, where the levels of E2 were higher in the stage of vitellogenesis compared to other maturational stages, indicating that this sex hormone is essential to induce the process of vitellogenesis in female M.
The differences in YYIR1 performances at baseline between low and high performance groups seem not to be influenced by body size and maturational status since in both subsamples, the highest performers were the smallest, leanest and furthest away from peak height velocity (i.
Clancier and Kalmanovitch do not provide a reference for the quotation, though it can be found in Winnicott's 'Countertransference' [1960], The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment, p158.
Physical growth and maturational characteristics of adolescent female competitive swimmers, Indiana University, USA.
Even more importantly, the characteristics of the absent father seem to determine the extent of maturational acceleration; girls from father absent households marked by exposure to serious paternal dysfunction reach menarche ahead of either their non-father absent sisters or father absent girls whose fathers demonstrated more stable behavior prior to family disruption (Tither & Ellis, 2008).
Maturational changes in arterial impedance of the normal testis in boys: Doppler sonographic study.
The investigators hypothesized that performance on the SEBT would fied Pubertal Maturational Observational Scale.
The paradox is that the childhood injury prevention literature is based on a maturational theory of child development (WHO, 2008; Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2006; National Public Health Partnership [NPHP], 2004; Clapperton, Cassell & Wallace, 2003) while the national Early Years Learning Framework argues against this traditional view of child development and recommends a diversity of poststructuralist views on development and learning, including a cultural-historical view of child development.
Numerous neurodevelopmental alterations are taking place during puberty, such as maturational processes in cortical and limbic regions, which are characterized by both progressive and regressive changes such as myelination and synaptic pruning.