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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Identification of a novel proteinase (ameloprotease-I) responsible for the complete degradation of amelogenin during enamel maturation.
Lactational exposure of Han/Wistar rats to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin interferes with enamel maturation and retards dentin mineralisation.
The enamel maturation and secretory cells are very sensitive to disorders at the early stage of maturation.