morphogenesis

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

Definition of morphogenesis

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

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Origin and Etymology of morphogenesis

New Latin


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morphogenesis

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

medical Definition of morphogenesis

plural morphogeneses play \-ˌsēz\
: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 …
  • Science20 Nov. 1981

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