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ma·ture

(mă-chūr', -tūr),
1. Ripe; fully developed.
2. To ripen; to become fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]

mature

(mə-cho͝or′, -to͝or′)
adj.
1. Having reached full natural growth or development.
2. Relating to or characteristic of full mental or physical development.
v.
To evolve toward or reach full development.

ma·ture

(mă-chūr')
1. Ripe; fully developed.
2. To ripen; to become fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]

ma·ture

(mă-chūr')
Ripe; fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]
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If the ban is lifted, the former agriculture chief said the Philippines could initially export some 1,500 metric tons of mature coconuts.
'The importers apparently intend to process the whole mature coconuts into high-value products like coconut milk, coconut flour, and bottled coconut water while at the same time process the coco shells into coco charcoal briquettes,' he said.
It's time to silence the chainsaws and show our mature trees some respect.
I do hope that the Mail can find out and publish exactly what the council proposes with regard to felling the city centre's mature trees and makes the public aware so we can raise our objections en masse.
Genetic analysis of the cells within these clusters revealed that specific characteristics of chromatin (the condensed form of packaged DNA) normally associated with mature fibroblasts were lost by the sixth day.
Prof Shivashankar's team of researchers has shown that mature cells can be reprogrammed, in vitro, into pluripotent stem cells without genetically modifying the mature cells, simply by confining the cells to a defined area for growth.
As occurred with the total phenolic content, the treatments did not show any effect on the total anthocyanin content with mature wine.
In softwoods, it is known that there is a problem with using the juvenile wood as structural lumber and pulp because it has a lower density, shorter cell length, larger microfibril angle (MFA) of the [S.sub.2] layer, and poor mechanical properties compared with mature wood (Shiokura 1982, Bendtsen and Senft 1986, Clark and Saucier 1989, Zobel and van Buijtenen 1989).
When the term "mature" is used to describe any industry, it almost always has a negative connotation that the best days are behind.
And as we manage for more mature bucks, we are pushing more bucks into an age class that is more difficult to hunt!
Before that, the home range sizes generally fell between 300-500 acres in size, with the fully mature bucks very rarely leaving those areas.