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An aggregation of cells in the embryo indicating the first trace of an organ or structure.

Synonym: anlage.

Origin: L. Origin, fr. Primus, first, _ ordior, to begin

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... of growth: "An attractive hypothesis put forward based on a previous model of regeneration postulates that the individual cells of an organ primordium measure the concentration gradients of specific signaling molecules, such as Dpp in the Drosophila wing disc and Shh in the vertebrate limb ...

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by animus
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: organs shape
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