We therefore make no claim to offer a complete system of the internal elementary means of morphogenesis.
Now there are different branches of the physiology of morphogenesis or physiology of form.
Therefore the elementary functions of the organism may properly be called the internal means of morphogenesis.
But, first of all, let us observe that the elementary means of morphogenesis are far from being morphogenesis themselves.
But shall we not give a name to our vitalistic or autonomous factor E, concerned in morphogenesis?
All means of morphogenesis are only to be considered as the most general frame of events within which morphogenesis occurs.
Weismann, we know already, had assumed that a sort of machine was the prime mover of morphogenesis.
It is precisely here that our conception of light as a means of morphogenesis is most fully justified.
morphogenesis mor·pho·gen·e·sis (môr'fō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
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.