[ mawr-fuh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌmɔr fəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
the development of structural features of an organism or part.
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Origin of morphogenesis
First recorded in 1880–85; morpho-
OTHER WORDS FROM morphogenesismor·pho·ge·net·ic [mawr-foh-juh-net-ik], /ˌmɔr foʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, mor·pho·gen·ic, adjective
Words nearby morphogenesis
, morphogenetic movement
, morphologic construction
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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
Derived forms of morphogenesismorphogenetic (ˌmɔːfəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or morphogenic, adjective
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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.
Other words from morphogenesismor′pho•ge•net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) null adj.
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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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