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epigenesis

 [ep″ĭ-jen´ĕ-sis]
the development of an organism from an undifferentiated cell, consisting in the successive formation and development of organs and parts that do not preexist in the zygote. adj., adj epigenet´ic.

ep·i·gen·e·sis

(ep'i-jen'ĕ-sis),
1. Development of offspring from a zygote. Compare: preformation theory.
2. Regulation of the expression of gene activity without alteration of genetic structure.
[epi- + G. genesis, creation]

epigenesis

/epi·gen·e·sis/ (-jen´ĕ-sis) the development of an organism from an undifferentiated cell, consisting in the successive formation and development of organs and parts that do not preexist in the fertilized egg.epigenet´ic

epigenesis

(ĕp′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
1. Biology The theory that an individual is developed by successive differentiation of an unstructured egg rather than by a simple enlarging of a preformed entity.
2. Geology Change in the mineral content of a rock because of outside influences.

epigenesis

[ep′ijen′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, epi + genein, to produce
(in embryology) a theory of development in which the organism grows from a simple to more complex form through the progressive differentiation of an undifferentiated cellular unit. Compare preformation. epigenesist, n., epigenetic, adj.

ep·i·gen·e·sis

(ep'i-jen'ĕ-sis)
1. Development of offspring from a zygote.
2. Regulation of the expression of gene activity without alteration of genetic structure.
[epi- + G. genesis, creation]

epigenesis

the formation of entirely new structures during the development of the EMBRYO.

epigenesis

the development of an organism from an undifferentiated cell, consisting in the successive formation and development of organs and parts that do not preexist in the fertilized egg.
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