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Meaning of ONTOGENY

Pronunciation:  ân'tâjunee

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

ONTOGENY is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis
 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



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The developmental history of an organism.
 Definition: the processes of growth and development of the individual from conception to death.