Skip to Content


Pronunciation: mat'yu-ra'shun


  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]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.