morphogen
noun Date: 1950 a diffusible chemical substance that exerts control over morphogenesis especially by forming a gradient in concentration

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  • morphogen — [môr′fə jən] n. a chemical substance that regulates morphogenesis * * * mor·pho·gen (môrʹfō jĕn ) n. Any of various chemicals in embryonic tissue that influence the movement and organization of cells during morphogenesis by forming a… …   Universalium

  • morphogen — [môr′fə jən] n. a chemical substance that regulates morphogenesis …   English World dictionary

  • Morphogen — A morphogen is a substance governing the pattern of tissue development, and the positions of the various specialized cell types within a tissue. It spreads from a localized source and forms a concentration gradient across a developing… …   Wikipedia

  • Morphogen — Als Morphogene werden Signalmoleküle bezeichnet, welche die Musterbildung (Morphogenese) während der Entwicklung von vielzelligen Lebewesen steuern. Morphogene liegen in einem Gewebe nicht gleichmäßig verteilt, sondern in unterschiedlichen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • morphogen — 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 …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • morphogen — noun Any substance that governs the movement and development of cells during morphogenesis by forming a concentration gradient in the developing tissue. See Also: morphogenic …   Wiktionary

  • Morphogen — Mor|pho|gen [↑ morpho u. ↑ gen], das; s, e: Sammelbez. für körpereigene Substanzen, die als Botenstoffe die Morphogenese (individuelle Gestaltbildung) beeinflussen, z. B. Retinoesäure …   Universal-Lexikon

  • morphogen — mor·pho·gen mȯr fə jən, .jen n a diffusible chemical substance that exerts control over morphogenesis esp. by forming a gradient in concentration * * * mor·pho·gen (morґfo jən) a substance in embryonic tissue that forms a concentration… …   Medical dictionary

  • morphogen — mor|pho|gen <zu ↑morpho... u. ↑...gen> gestaltgebend …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • morphogen — n. (Chemistry) chemical agent that forms a gradient in concentration and exercises control over morphogenesis …   English contemporary dictionary

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