"ontogeny" Definition

  1. n. The history of the individual 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.

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Position in dictionary: 67967 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "ontogeny": 1
Words that end with "ontogeny": 2
Words that contain "ontogeny": 2
Next words in dictionary: ontologic, ontological, ontologically, ontologist, ontology, onus, onward, onwardness, onwards, ony
Previous words in dictionary: ontogenic, ontogenetic, ontogenesis, onto, onstead, onslaught, onset, onrush, onondagas, onomomancy

English Dictionary Definition of ontogeny

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