or·​gan·​o·​gen·​e·​sis ˌȯr-gə-nō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce organogenesis (audio) ȯr-ˌga-nə- How to pronounce organogenesis (audio)
: the origin and development of bodily organs compare morphogenesis
organogenetic adjective

Examples of organogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The family of Wnt genes and proteins are important for organogenesis during the process of embryo formation. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 11 July 2022

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of organogenesis was circa 1860

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“Organogenesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


or·​gan·​o·​gen·​e·​sis ˌȯr-gə-nō-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce organogenesis (audio) ȯr-ˌgan-ə- How to pronounce organogenesis (audio)
plural organogeneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce organogenesis (audio)
: the origin and development of bodily organs
organogenetic adjective

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