ontogeny


on·tog·e·ny

noun \än-ˈtä-jə-nē\

Definition of ONTOGENY

:  the development or course of development especially of an individual organism

Origin of ONTOGENY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1872

Other Embryology Terms

gravid, neonate, parturition

on·tog·e·ny

noun \än-ˈtäj-ə-nē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural on·tog·e·nies

Medical Definition of ONTOGENY

: the development or course of development of an individual organism—called also ontogenesis; compare phylogeny 2

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