ontogeny

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noun on·tog·e·ny \än-ˈtä-jə-nē\

Definition of ontogeny

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

Origin and Etymology of ontogeny

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1872

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ontogeny

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noun on·tog·e·ny \än-ˈtäj-ə-nē\

Medical Definition of ontogeny

plural

ontogenies

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


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