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 (ôr′gə-nō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, ôr-găn′ə-)
n. pl. or·gan·o·gen·e·ses (-sēz′)
The formation and development of the organs of living things.

or′gan·o·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
or′gan·o·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Biology) the formation and development of organs in an animal or plant
2. (Biology) Also called: organogeny the study of this process
organogenetic adj
ˌorganogeˈnetically adv
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(ˌɔr gə noʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ɔrˌgæn oʊ-)

the development of bodily organs.
or`ga•no•ge•net′ic, adj.
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organogenesis, organogeny

the origin and growth of organs. — organogenetic, organogenic, adj.
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n. organogénesis, desarrollo y crecimiento de un órgano.
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In our study, 28 species were used to compare the variations of inflorescence and floral organogenetic characteristics in all genera and sections of Betulaceae.
Thyroid dysgenesis is an organogenetic disorder of the thyroid gland.
Calli can be induced in response to organogenetic stimuli using different growth regulators and environmental conditions and, in general, they present varied forms and sizes and a certain degree of cellular wall thickening (Carvalho et al., 2011).