ontogenetic

adjective
on·​to·​ge·​net·​ic | \ ˌän-tə-jə-ˈne-tik How to pronounce ontogenetic (audio) \

Definition of ontogenetic

1 : of, relating to, or appearing in the course of ontogeny
2 : based on visible morphological characters

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ontogenetically \ ˌän-​tə-​jə-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce ontogenetic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of ontogenetic

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ontogenetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ontogenetic. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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ontogenetic

adjective
on·​to·​ge·​net·​ic | \ -jə-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce ontogenetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of ontogenetic

: of, relating to, or appearing in the course of ontogeny ontogenetic variation

Other Words from ontogenetic

ontogenetically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce ontogenetic (audio) \ adverb

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