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  • adj. Of or pertaining to morphogenesis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Of or pertaining to morphogenesis; concerned with the process of development of the normal features of an organism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to morphogenesis; morphological, with special reference to ontogeny and phylogeny; embryological in a broad sense; evolutionary or developmental, with reference to biogeny.


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  • State hospital discharge records show Dr. Kolpin used a bone-growth product that accelerates fusion, called bone morphogenetic protein.

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  • Listening for what wants to happen is to follow the intelligence of the intersubjective space, the morphogenetic Field.

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  • Amplify contains an ingredient called recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2, or rhBMP-2, which is designed to help the formation of new bone.

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  • Kahn's team is focusing on a compound called bone morphogenetic protein 7, or BMP-7, also known as osteogenic protein 1.

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  • Skramble; I think the reference to Rupert Sheldrake was based on his theory that all organisms are connected through a "morphogenetic field" and that advances in learning by some in the population leads to a collective wisdom by all.

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  • Until recently, practically nothing was known about the morphogenetic processes concealed in this metamorphosis, about what cranial structures take part in it, and about the exact way in which the cetacean skull becomes transformed during embryogeny.

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  • Axis formation by outgrowth is a common morphogenetic strategy that is widely evident in animals and plants.

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  • The first, How the bat got its wing, describes the work of Chris Cretekos and colleagues on the regulation of Prx1, a gene influencing bone morphogenetic proteins which are involved in limb elongation.

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  • The concept of morphogenetic fields, a developmental grid guiding development, is something Mount Holyoke paleontologist Mark McMenamin and Stuart Pivar have been investigating, identifying the famous Seilacher Namibian fossil that was part of Steve Gould's Scientific American article as a flattened morphogenetic torus, a metazoan creature.

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  • Sheldrake sought to explain how a bird, for instance, could learn a new behavior and suddenly that same species of bird, on the other side of the world, would adopt this behavior with no contact to the original animal, via morphogenetic fields.

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