maturity

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juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity adolescent , stripling , teen , teenager
fully developed person from maturity onward adult , grownup
state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity adulthood
very short-stemmed plant with thick leaves with soothing mucilaginous juice; leaves develop spiny margins with maturity; native to Mediterranean region; grown widely in tropics and as houseplants Aloe vera , burn plant
absence of ovulation due to immaturity or post-maturity or pregnancy or oral contraceptive pills or dysfunction of the ovary anovulation
graceful deciduous shrub or small tree having attractive foliage and small red berries that turn black at maturity and are used for making wine Aristotelia racemosa , Aristotelia serrata , makomako , New Zealand wine berry , wineberry
bonds sold by a corporation or government agency at a particular time and identifiable by date of maturity bond issue
certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal bond , bond certificate
bond issue that may be redeemed before maturity callable bond
genus of puffballs having outer casings whose upper parts break at maturity into angular pieces to expose the spores Calvatia , genus Calvatia
genus of black-spotted agarics in which the cap breaks down at maturity into an inky fluid; sometimes placed in its own family Coprinaceae Coprinus , genus Coprinus
(biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound dehiscence
corn whose kernels contain both hard and soft starch and become indented at maturity dent corn , Zea mays indentata
branch of anatomy that studies structural changes of an individual from fertilization to maturity developmental anatomy
regulated investment company that pays a stated amount to certificate holders on a stated maturity date face-amount certificate company
monotypic family of fungi in which the more or less spherical gleba is forcibly ejected at maturity family Sphaerobolaceae , Sphaerobolaceae
edible agaric that is available in early spring or late fall when few other mushrooms are; has a viscid smooth orange to brown cap and a velvety stalk that turns black in maturity and pallid gills; often occur in clusters Flammulina velutipes , winter mushroom
edible fungus with a pinkish purple cap and stalk and a pore surface that is yellow with large angular pores that become like gills in maturity Fuscoboletinus paluster
earthstar with a bluish spore sac and a purplish brown gleba; at maturity the outer layer splits into rays that bend backward and elevate the spore sac Geastrum coronatum
development of insects with incomplete metamorphosis in which no pupal stage precedes maturity heterometabolism , heterometaboly
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