noun Biology.

the origin and development of tissues.

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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histogeny (hɪˈstɒdʒənɪ)


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




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