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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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, 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.
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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Sonic hedgehog signaling plays an essential role during embryonic salivary gland epithelial branching morphogenesis. Dev.
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The genes in this family play important roles in morphogenesis, organogenesis, cell differentiation, and tumorigenesis [5].
Many studies have reported the stimulating effect of cytokinin on in vitro floral morphogenesis, but they were species-dependent [8, 18, 14, 19, 20].
The cadherins: cell-cell adhesion molecules controlling animal morphogenesis. Development, 102(4):63955, 1988.
Fundamentals and applications of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in in vitro plant growth and morphogenesis. Plant Biotechnology Reports, 7(3), 211-220.
In humans, the prostatic buds elongate, undergo branching morphogenesis, form a lumen, and show signs of secretory differentiation by the 14th gestational week, with an almost complete prostate development at birth.
Nonetheless, it is quite likely that some ancestral mutation is segregating in both families.8 In conclusion, the present study gives another evidence of involvement of CDMP1 in limb morphogenesis and broadens the phenotypes associated with CDMP1 mutation in Pakistani population.
Some signal pathways with important modulation roles in development of the embryo, starting from the early stages of morphogenesis, also have a basic role in creating the anatomical structure of the musculoskeletal system.
When Ramke insists (in "The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis") that "Air takes its shape from gravity, its edge," I find myself holding my breath, while the world we think we know shifts slightly towards some truer guise.