Definitions for organogenesisˌɔr gə noʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ɔrˌgæn oʊ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or•ga•no•gen•e•sisˌɔr gə noʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ɔrˌgæn oʊ-(n.)
the development of bodily organs.
Category: Developmental Biology, Biology
Origin of organogenesis:
the formation and development of the organs of an organism from embryonic cells
In animal development, organogenesis is the process by which the ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm develop into the internal organs of the organism. Internal organs initiate development in humans within the 3rd to 8th weeks in utero. The germ layers in organogenesis differ by three processes: folds, splits, and condensation. Developing early during this stage in chordate animals are the notochord, which induces the formation of the neural plate, and ultimately the neural tube. Vertebrate animals all differentiate from the gastrula the same way. Vertebrates develop a neural crest that differentiates into many structures, including some bones, muscles, and components of the peripheral nervous system. The coelom of the body forms from a split of the mesoderm along the somite axis. In plants, organogenesis can occur from totipotent callus cells.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Formation of differentiated cells and complicated tissue organization to provide specialized functions.
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