the development of structural features of an organism or part.
Related formsmor·pho·ge·net·ic [mawr-foh-juh-net-ik] /ˌmɔr foʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, mor·pho·gen·ic, adjective
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Derived Formsmorphogenetic (ˌmɔːfəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or morphogenic, adjective
the development of form and structure in an organism during its growth from embryo to adult
the evolutionary development of form in an organism or part of an organism
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Word Origin and History for morphogenesis
1863 in biology; 1958 in geology; from morpho- + genesis. Related: Morphogenetic.
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morphogenesis in Medicine
Related formsmor′pho•ge•net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) null adj.
Differentiation of cells and tissues in the early embryo which results in establishing the form and structure of the various organs and parts of the body.
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Formation of the structure of an organism or part involving differentiation and growth of tissues and organs during development.
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