1. Achievement of full development or growth.

2. Developmental changes that lead to maturity.

3. Processing of a macromolecule; e.g., posttranscriptional modification of RNA or posttranslational modification of proteins.

Origin: L. Maturatio, a ripening, fr. Maturus, ripe

(05 Mar 2000)

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