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organizer

Pronunciation: or'ga-niz'er

Definition:

  1. Originally applied to a group of cells on the dorsal lip of the blastopore, which induce differentiation of cells in the embryo and control growth and development of adjacent parts.
  2. Any group of cells having such a controlling influence, the effects being brought about through the action of an evocator.
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