Definitions for: Ontogeny


[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"



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

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