morphogenesis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Formation of the structure of an organism or part; differentiation and growth of tissues and organs during development.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The genesis of form; the production of morphological characters; morphogeny.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Biol.) The development of the tissues and organs of an organism; the formation of structural features of an organism.

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  • noun biology The differentiation of tissues and subsequent growth of structures in an organism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)

Etymologies

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morpho- + -genesis

Examples

  • Ideas such as morphogenesis and life being about the

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  • Homeobox genes play a key role in the morphogenesis of segmental body structures along the primary anterior-posterior body axis including the genitourinary system.

    Urology Division Research

  • That's not random, that's very coherent, you know this biological system or a system like say when you have morphogenesis and differentiation, when a cell divides, keeps dividing so that you know in first year applications it has become the hundred trillion cells which is more than all the stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

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  • Bacterial symbionts induce light-organ morphogenesis in squid.

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  • He is using it more as a thought experiment to flesh out the unique properties of life and cites three: teleonomy, autonomous morphogenesis, and reproductive invariance.

    Artificial or Natural

  • They are planning to use similar methods to study how bacteria exchange genes with one another (horizontal gene transfer), how tissues and organs develop (morphogenesis), how viral infections spread, and other core problems in biology.

    2008 June - Telic Thoughts

  • MikeGene: He is using it more as a thought experiment to flesh out the unique properties of life and cites three: teleonomy, autonomous morphogenesis, and reproductive invariance.

    Artificial or Natural

  • ‘A mechanical model for epithelial morphogenesis’, Journal of Mathematical Biology, 9, 291–5.

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  • ‘A mechanical model for epithelial morphogenesis’, Journal of Mathematical Biology, 9, 291–5.

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