ontogeny definition

  • noun:
    • The origin and growth of someone organism from embryo to adult. Also known as ontogenesis.
    • the introduction of someone system.
    • identical to ontogenesis.
    • Specifically or specially, the ontogenesis of a person lifestyle organism; the complete development and metamorphosis or life-history of a given organism, as distinguished from phylogeny.
    • (biology) the entire process of a person system developing organically; a purely biological unfolding of activities involved in an organism switching gradually from a simple to a more complex level

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