maturation

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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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Pathological and immunocytochemical analyses on the effects of diet-induced hypocalcemia on enamel maturation in the rat incisor.
However, although the main effect is thought to be on enamel maturation there is also evidence to suggest that continuous intake of F during and after the secretory phase may also increase fluorosis risk [Aoba and Fejerskov, 2002].
The development of enamel opacities implies that ameloblasts are affected during the enamel maturation stage.