more morphogenetic

morphogenesis

[mawr-fuh-jen-uh-sis]
noun Embryology.
the development of structural features of an organism or part.

Origin:
1880–85; morpho- + genesis

morphogenetic [mawr-foh-juh-net-ik] , morphogenic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To more morphogenetic
Collins
World English Dictionary
morphogenesis (ˌmɔːfəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
1.  the development of form and structure in an organism during its growth from embryo to adult
2.  the evolutionary development of form in an organism or part of an organism
 
morphogenetic
 
adj
 
morpho'genic
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

morphogenesis
1890 in biology; 1958 in geology; from morphe (see morphine) + genesis.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

morphogenesis mor·pho·gen·e·sis (môr'fō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Differentiation of cells and tissues in the early embryo which results in establishing the form and structure of the various organs and parts of the body.


mor'pho·ge·net'ic (-jə-nět'ĭk) or mor'pho·gen'ic adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
morphogenesis   (môr'fō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Formation of the structure of an organism or part involving differentiation and growth of tissues and organs during development.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature