morphogen


mor·pho·gen

noun \ˈmr-fə-jən, -ˌjen\

Definition of MORPHOGEN

:  a diffusible chemical substance that exerts control over morphogenesis especially by forming a gradient in concentration

First Known Use of MORPHOGEN

1950

mor·pho·gen

noun \ˈmr-fə-jən, -ˌjen\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MORPHOGEN

: a diffusible chemical substance that exerts control over morphogenesis especially by forming a gradient in concentration

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