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morphogenesis

 [mor″fo-jen´ĕ-sis]
the developmental changes of growth and differentiation occurring in the organization of the body and its parts. adj., adj morphogenet´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mor·pho·gen·e·sis

(mōr'fō-jen'ĕ-sis),
1. Differentiation of cells and tissues in the early embryo that establishes the form and structure of the various organs and parts of the body.
2. The ability of a molecule or group of molecules (particularly macromolecules) to assume a certain shape.
[morpho- + G. genesis, production]
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morphogenesis

(môr′fō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Formation of the structure of an organism or part; differentiation and growth of tissues and organs during development.

mor′pho·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), mor′pho·gen′ic adj.
mor′pho·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.
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morphogenesis

The constellation of biological processes that determine an organism’s shape, which is inextricably intertwined with cell growth and differentiation, the other key elements of developmental biology.
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mor·pho·gen·e·sis

(mōr'fō-jen'ĕ-sis)
1. Differentiation of cells and tissues in the early embryo that establishes the form and structure of the various organs and parts of the body.
2. The ability of a molecule or group of molecules (particularly macromolecules) to assume a certain shape.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

morphogenesis

The origin and development of the form and structure of the body.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

morphogenesis

the development of the form or structure of an organism during the life history of the individual.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

mor·pho·gen·e·sis

(mōr'fō-jen'ĕ-sis)
1. Differentiation of cells and tissues in early embryo that establishes form and structure of various organs and parts of the body.
2. Ability of a molecule or group of molecules to assume a shape.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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