morphogenetic movementmedical dictionary

<embryology> Movements of cells or of groups of cells in the course of development.

Thus the invagination of cells in gastrulation is one of the most dramatic of morphogenetic movements, another much studied example is the migration of neural crest cells.

(21 Jun 2000)

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