ontogenetic


on·to·ge·net·ic

adjective \-jə-ˈne-tik\

Definition of ONTOGENETIC

1
:  of, relating to, or appearing in the course of ontogeny
2
:  based on visible morphological characters
on·to·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ONTOGENETIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1878

on·to·ge·net·ic

adjective \-jə-ˈnet-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ONTOGENETIC

: of, relating to, or appearing in the course of ontogeny <ontogenetic variation>
on·to·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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