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morphogenesis

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noun mor·pho·gen·e·sis \ˌmȯr-fə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of morphogenesis

  1. :  the formation and differentiation of tissues and organs — compare organogenesis



Origin and Etymology of morphogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1890


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morphogenesis

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noun mor·pho·gen·e·sis \ˌmȯr-fə-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of morphogenesis

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morphogeneses

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  1. :  the development of normal form or structure especially as controlled by the growth, differentiation, and movement of cells and tissues <Deficiencies in neural plate development at early stages would lead not only to abnormal brain morphogenesis but also to deficient eye formation …—Science, 20 Nov. 1981>




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