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determination in very young embryos of the cellular origin of specific organs or structures.
Synonym(s): germinal localization
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A map showing the regions of embryonic cells that will develop into specific differentiated organs and tissues in the body of the adult.
See also: map
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fate mapA diagram of an embryo showing the regions that will eventually form particular tissues in the adult.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
fate mapa map of an embryo at an early stage of development, showing the various regions where future structures will form.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005