Ontogeny
Ontogenesis On`to*gen"e*sis, Ontogeny On*tog"e*ny, n. [See {Ontology}, and {Genesis}.] (Biol.) The history of the individual development of an organism; the sequence of events involved in the development of an organism; the history of the evolution of the germ; the development of an individual organism, -- in distinction from {phylogeny}, or evolution of the tribe. Called also {henogenesis}, {henogeny}.

Syn: growth, growing, maturation, development. [1913 Webster]


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