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ontogeny

 [on″toj´ĕ-ne]
the complete developmental history of an individual organism. adj., adj ontogenet´ic, ontogen´ic.

on·tog·e·ny

(on-toj'ĕ-nē),
Development of the individual, as distinguished from phylogeny, which is evolutionary development of the species.
Synonym(s): ontogenesis
[G. ōn, being, + genesis, origin]

ontogeny

/on·tog·e·ny/ (on-toj´ĭ-ne) the complete developmental history of an individual organism.ontogenet´icontogen´ic

ontogeny

(ŏn-tŏj′ə-nē)
n. pl. ontoge·nies
The development of an individual organism or a part of an organism from inception to maturity. Also called ontogenesis.

on′to·ge·net′ic (ŏn′tə-jə-nĕt′ĭk), on′to·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
on′to·ge·net′i·cal·ly, on′to·gen′i·cal·ly adv.

ontogeny

[ontoj′ənē]
Etymology: Gk, ontos, being, genein, to produce
the development of one organism from a single-celled ovum to the time of birth, including all phases of differentiation and growth. Compare phylogeny. See also comparative anatomy.

ontogeny

The biological history of the development and growth of a single individual or organism. See Phylogeny.

on·tog·e·ny

(on-toj'ĕ-nē)
Development of the individual, as distinguished from phylogeny, which is evolutionary development of the species.
Synonym(s): ontogenesis.
[G. ōn, being, + genesis, origin]

ontogeny

The development of an individual organism of a species from fertilization to maturity.

ontogeny

the whole of the development of an organism from fertilization to the completion of the life history. See HAEKEL'S LAW.

ontogeny (än·täˑ·j·nē),

n the developmental history of an organism.

on·tog·e·ny

(on-toj'ĕ-nē)
Development of the individual.
Synonym(s): ontogenesis.
[G. ōn, being, + genesis, origin]

ontogeny (ontoj´ənē),

n the natural life cycle of an individual as contrasted with the natural life cycle of the race (phylogeny). See also life expectancy.

ontogeny

the developmental history of an individual.
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Ontogenic change in digestive enzyme activity of larval and postlarval white shrimp Penaeus setiferus (Crustacea, Decapoda, Penaeidae).
It is not feasible to present a probable phylogeny of the genus because more detailed anatomical studies of the four nominal species are needed, particularly the osteology of the caudal complex and the neurocranium, as well as a comparative study of their early ontogenic stages.
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Knowledge of the development of the digestive system could help to identify when the fish are ready to accept food, to determine the optimal diet, and to find solutions to rearing problems by determining an appropriate ontogenic feeding schedule.
A control system responsible for the integrity of molecular packing in ontogenic processes is both widespread and integrated throughout the organism.
His account of the 'eternal return' in Aranda myth, with its various ontogenic components, remains one of the most compelling probes into an Australian culture.
In summary, we evaluated the ontogenic expression pattern of CRBP II mRNA in chickens, and found that the mRNA abundance was tissue-specific, and showed egg production rate-dependent changes.
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Seasonal, populational and ontogenic variation in the volatile oil content and composition of individuals of Origanum vulgare subsp.
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