- 1The action or process of maturing: sexual maturationMore example sentences
- These observations suggest that there may be links between sexual maturation and the emergence of preferences for specific body shapes.
- Today, marriage is viewed as the natural outcome of emotional and sexual maturation, and a prolonged single status is stigmatizing for women.
- It is about understanding the beauty of discovery that can lead to emotional growth and maturation.
- 1.1(Of wine or other fermented drink) the process of becoming ready for drinking.More example sentences
- If our understanding of red wine maturation is incomplete, even less is known about the ageing process in white wines.
- The process is essentially the same as the white wine process: gathering the grapes, fermentation, maturation and bottling.
- While available in magnums, this is not a wine requiring the slow maturation that a larger bottle brings.
- 1.2The ripening of fruit: pod maturationMore example sentences
- After fruit maturation, all fruits were collected before dehiscence.
- Owing to fruit maturation, the number of inflorescences supported by females was higher than that supported by males later in the reproductive season.
- At fruit maturation, all flowering shoots on the marked plants were collected and brought to the laboratory.
- 1.3 Medicine The development of functional ova or sperm cells.More example sentences
- Selenium has also been shown to be important for sperm development and maturation.
- They have been shown to influence crustacean larval development, egg maturation and reproductive timing and capacity.
- The enzyme is regulated by bicarbonate and involved in sperm maturation.
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- ‘The situation of the growing brain might deserve special concern, since biological and maturational processes are particularly vulnerable,’ he said.
- In addition, a common feature of the traditional view in professional education is that students develop according to a maturational unfolding of their abilities.
- In accordance with their criteria, we were unable to detect a maturational pattern in our cases.
late Middle English (denoting the formation of pus): from medieval Latin maturatio(n-), from Latin maturare (see mature).
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