[ mawr-fuh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌmɔr fəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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the development of structural features of an organism or part.
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OTHER WORDS FROM morphogenesismor·pho·ge·net·ic [mawr-foh-juh-net-ik], /ˌmɔr foʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, mor·pho·gen·ic, adjective
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How to use morphogenesis in a sentence
The morphogenic power of osmosis gives rise to an infinite variety of forms.
The morphogenic action of diffusion produces osmotic growths of extreme variety.
Morphogenic—a derivative; pertaining to morphogeny; a kosmic process (vide figs. 17 and 18).The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
In other flowers this morphogenic wavering inclines towards the bracts rather than towards the corolla.Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for morphogenesis
/ (ˌmɔːfəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /
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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Scientific definitions for morphogenesis
[ môr′fō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs ]
Formation of the structure of an organism or part involving differentiation and growth of tissues and organs during development.
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