Definition of Morphogen

1. Noun. Any substance that governs the movement and development of cells during morphogenesis by forming a concentration gradient in the developing tissue. ¹



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Definition of Morphogen

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Medical Definition of Morphogen

1. Diffusible substance that carries information relating, for example: to position in the embryo and thus determines the differentiation that cells perceiving this information will undergo. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Morphogen

morphinomania
morphinomimetic
morphinone reductase
morphins
morphism
morphisms
morpho
morpho-
morpho-syntax
morphoanatomy
morphoclimatic
morphodite
morphodites
morphodynamic
morphodynamics
morphogen (current term)
morphogene
morphogenes
morphogeneses
morphogenesis
morphogenetic
morphogenetic movement
morphogenetical
morphogenic
morphogenies
morphogens
morphogeny
morphokinematic
morpholine
morpholines

Literary usage of Morphogen

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1. Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology by John C. Wooley, Herbert Lin (2005)
"23 The second example is that while intuitive interpretations of experiments in the study of morphogen gradient formation in animal development led to the ..."

2. Zeitschrift Für Kristallographie, Kristallgeometrie, Kristallphysik (1907)
"... II, 237) feststellte; die vierte Untersuchungsreihe zeigt, daß die zwei Gruppen OH und NH-, iso- morphogen sind, was bis jetzt nicht bekannt war. ..."

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