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Meaning of ONTOGENESIS

Pronunciation:  `ântu'jenisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  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; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
 

ONTOGENESIS is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogeny
 
 Antonyms: nondevelopment
 
 See Also: amelogenesis, angiogenesis, anthesis, apposition, auxesis, biological process, blossoming, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, cohesion, culture, cytogenesis, dentition, efflorescence, florescence, flowering, foliation, fructification, gametogenesis, gastrulation, germination, inflorescence, intussusception, juvenescence, kainogenesis, kenogenesis, leafing, life cycle, masculinisation, masculinization, morphogenesis, myelinisation, myelinization, neurogenesis, odontiasis, organic process, palingenesis, proliferation, psychomotor development, psychosexual development, recapitulation, rooting, sprouting, suppression, teething, teratogenesis, vegetation, virilisation, virilization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\On`to*gen"e*sis\, Ontogeny \On*tog"e*ny\, n. [See
{Ontology}, and {Genesis}.] (Biol.)
The history of the individual development of an organism; the
history of the evolution of the germ; the development of an
individual organism, -- in distinction from phylogeny, or
evolution of the tribe. Called also {henogenesis},
{henogeny}.

 

 

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