Ontogenetic



[on-toj-uh-nee] /ɒnˈtɒdʒ ə ni/

noun, Biology.
1.
the development or developmental history of an individual organism.
/ɒnˈtɒdʒənɪ/
noun
1.
the entire sequence of events involved in the development of an individual organism Compare phylogeny
n.

“development of an individual,” 1872, from onto- + -geny. Related: Ontogenic; ontogenesis.

ontogenetic on·to·ge·net·ic (ŏn’tō-jə-nět’ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to ontogeny.

ontogeny on·tog·e·ny (ŏn-tŏj’ə-nē)
n.
The origin and development of an individual organism from embryo to adult. Also called ontogenesis.
ontogeny
(ŏn-tŏj’ə-nē)
The origin and development of an individual organism from embryo to adult.

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