n. [Gr. chemeia, pert. chemistry; L. differens, dissimilar]The chemical change in cells preceding their visible characteristic difference in embryonic development.
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chemodifferentiation — Differentiation of the cellular chemical constituents in the embryo prior to cytodifferentiation; sometimes recognizable histochemically. SYN: invisible differentiation. * * * che·mo·dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion .dif ə ren chē ā shən n differentiation at … Medical dictionary
chemodifferentiation — chemo·differentiation … English syllables
chemodifferentiation — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun ( s) Etymology: chem + differentiation : differentiation at the molecular level assumed to precede morphological differentiation in embryogenesis … Useful english dictionary
Differentiation — 1 The process by which cells become progressively more specialized; a normal process through which cells mature. This process of specialization for the cell comes at the expense of its breadth of potential. Stem cells can, for example,… … Medical dictionary
invisible differentiation — the development toward a fixed fate, through chemodifferentiation, by cells that show no visible signs of this determination … Medical dictionary