1863 in biology, "the production of the form or shape of an organism," from German (by 1844); see morpho- "form" + -genesis "birth, origin, creation." By 1958 in geology, "the formation of landscapes." Related: Morphogenetic.
word-forming element meaning "birth, origin, creation," from Greek genesis "origin, creation, generation," from gignesthai "to be born," related to genos "race, birth, descent" (from PIE root *gene- "give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups).
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of morphogenesis. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/morphogenesis