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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.

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]

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.

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.

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.

morphogenesis

The origin and development of the form and structure of the body.

morphogenesis

the development of the form or structure of an organism during the life history of the individual.

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.