[ mawr-fuh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌmɔr fəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
the development of structural features of an organism or part.
, morphogenetic movement
Related formsmor·pho·ge·net·ic [mawr-foh-juh-net-ik] /ˌmɔr foʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, mor·pho·gen·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for morphogenetic
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 Formsmorphogenetic (ˌmɔːfəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or morphogenic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for morphogenetic
1863 in biology; 1958 in geology; from morpho- + genesis. Related: Morphogenetic.
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Medicine definitions for morphogenetic
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.
Related formsmor′pho•ge•net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) null adj.
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Science definitions for morphogenetic
Formation of the structure of an organism or part involving differentiation and growth of tissues and organs during development.
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