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ontogeny

[on-toj-uh-nee]
noun Biology.
  1. the development or developmental history of an individual organism.
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Also on·to·gen·e·sis [on-tuh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌɒn təˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/.
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Origin of ontogeny

First recorded in 1870–75; onto- + -geny
Related formson·to·ge·net·ic [on-tuh-juh-net-ik] /ˌɒn tə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, on·to·ge·net·i·cal, on·to·gen·ic, adjectiveon·to·ge·net·i·cal·ly, on·to·gen·i·cal·ly, adverbon·tog·e·nist, noun
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ontogeny

ontogenesis (ˌɒntəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)

noun
  1. the entire sequence of events involved in the development of an individual organismCompare phylogeny
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Derived Formsontogenic (ˌɒntəˈdʒɛnɪk) or ontogenetic (ˌɒntədʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjectiveontogenically or ontogenetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ontogenetic

ontogeny

n.

"development of an individual," 1872, from onto- + -geny. Related: Ontogenic; ontogenesis.

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ontogenetic in Medicine

ontogenetic

(ŏn′tō-jə-nĕtĭk)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to ontogeny.
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ontogeny

(ŏn-tŏjə-nē)
n.
  1. The origin and development of an individual organism from embryo to adult.ontogenesis
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ontogenetic in Science

ontogeny

[ŏn-tŏjə-nē]
  1. The origin and development of an individual organism from embryo to adult.
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