morphogenetic movement


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mor·pho·ge·net·ic move·ment

the streaming of cells in the early embryo to form tissues or organs.

mor·pho·ge·net·ic move·ment

(mōr'fō-jĕ-net'ik mūv'mĕnt)
The streaming of cells in the early embryo to form tissues or organs.

morphogenetic movement

the reorientation of masses of cells during embryonic development.
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During gastrulation, the massive and precisely orchestrated movements of the cells which shape the embryo are called morphogenetic movements (from the Greek words morphi and genesis), he explained.
Their work also sheds light on the mechanical integration of individual morphogenetic movements, ie, how one movement is coupled to others giving rise to the three dimensional architecture of the embryo.
These phenomena resemble the morphogenetic movement of embryo development, as it follows similar tissue invasive mechanisms through cellular movement and is tailored upon a mesenchymal matrix of mesodermic derived cells ["fluid mesoderm" according to Mechtnikoff (1893)].