morphogenetic

adjective mor·pho·ge·net·ic \ -jə-ˈne-tik \

Definition of morphogenetic

: relating to or concerned with the development of normal organic form
  • morphogenetic movements of early embryonic cells

morphogenetically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of morphogenetic

1884

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morphogenetic

adjective mor·pho·ge·net·ic \ -jə-ˈnet-ik \

medical Definition of morphogenetic

: relating to or concerned with the development of normal form or structure especially as controlled by the growth, differentiation, and movement of cells and tissues
  • morphogenetic movements of early embryonic cells

morphogenetically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
    • a morphogenetically active matrix

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