Ontogeny

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The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. The origin and development of an individual organism from embryo to adult. Also called ontogenesis.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. The development of an individual organism.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. Same as ontogenesis.
  • n. Specifically or specially, the ontogenesis of an individual living organism; the entire development and metamorphosis or life-history of a given organism, as distinguished from phylogeny.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
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    phylogeny   
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    homogeny    phylogeny    progeny   
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