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maturation

Pronunciation: mat'yu-ra'shun

Definition:

  1. Achievement of full development or growth.
  2. Developmental changes that lead to maturity.
  3. Processing of a macromolecule, posttranscriptional modification of RNA or posttranslational modification of proteins.
  4. The overall process leading to the incorporation of a viral genome into a capsid and the development of a complete virion.

[L. maturatio, a ripening, fr. maturus, ripe]

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