n. a process central to the development of multicellular structures. It involves the movement of cells from their site of origin to a new cell site as a response to physical and biochemical signals. Aside from migration, the movement may also involve invasion to sites of infection and metastases.

CELL MIGRATION: "Cell migration is essential not only in the early stages of embryonic development but also in the everyday process of immune response and tissue healing."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CELL MIGRATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cell-migration/ (accessed April 17, 2021).