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Meaning & Definition of Ontogeny in English

English

Ontogeny

/ɑntɑʤəni/

noun

1. (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically

  • A purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  • "He proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
    synonym:
  • growth
  • ,
  • growing
  • ,
  • maturation
  • ,
  • development
  • ,
  • ontogeny
  • ,
  • ontogenesis