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noun Biology.
  1. the origin and development of tissues.
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Origin of histogenesis

First recorded in 1850–55; histo- + -genesis
Related formshis·to·ge·net·ic [his-tuh-juh-net-ik] /ˌhɪs tə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjectivehis·to·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of histogenesis

  • The process of tissue-destruction is known as 'histolysis'; the rebuilding process is called 'histogenesis.'

    The Life-Story of Insects

    Geo. H. Carpenter

  • Why then occurs all that folding, and bending, and histogenesis, and all the other processes we have described?

British Dictionary definitions for histogenesis


histogeny (hɪˈstɒdʒənɪ)

  1. the formation of tissues and organs from undifferentiated cells
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Derived Formshistogenetic (ˌhɪstəʊdʒəˈnɛtɪk) or histogenic, adjectivehistogenetically or histogenically, adverb
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histogenesis in Medicine


  1. The formation and development of the tissues of the body.
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Related formshis′to•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) null adj.
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