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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.