maturational

Definitions

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  • adjective biology Of, pertaining to, or promoting maturation

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  • adjective relating to or involved in maturation

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Examples

  • Separating and individuating refer to the maturational step of becoming a separate person, with clear self-other boundaries.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents

  • You can't prevent enuresis from prolonging because it's due to a delay in attainment of night-time bladder control, what's also known as maturational delay. "

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  • Speaking as someone who was a teen not too long ago (smile), I can appreciate the desire to indulge in pop culture far beyond your maturational capabilities, but as we grow older we (hopefully) get wiser, and find ourselves turning into our parents … when at one time we would have rather had a super sharp needle stuck in our eye than to ever admit that could happen.

    Twilight Lexicon » In the News

  • Concealed in this behavior, they say, is a need for acceptance and to be liked and loved, which is a healthy desire that has always been a part of the maturational process.

    Is Technology Making Children More Empathic?

  • Normal white blood cells developing in the bone marrow undergo a series of maturational steps to develop into fully functional adult cells.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Dr. SUSAN TAPERT (Psychiatry, University of California San Diego): First of all, the adolescent brain is still undergoing several maturational processes that render it more vulnerable to some of the effects of substances.

    Teen Drinking May Cause Irreversible Brain Damage

  • Normal white blood cells developing in the bone marrow undergo a series of maturational steps to develop into fully functional adult cells.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Concealed in this behavior, they say, is a need for acceptance and to be liked and loved, which is a healthy desire that has always been a part of the maturational process.

    Dr. Larry Dossey: Is Technology Making Children More Empathic?

  • Normal white blood cells developing in the bone marrow undergo a series of maturational steps to develop into fully functional adult cells.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Klein ultimately designated this maturational move as a shift from a ‘paranoid-schizoid position’ to a ‘depressive position’.

    Melanie Klein.

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