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English noun: ontogenesis

1. ontogenesis (process) (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


SamplesHe proposed an indicator of osseous development in children.


Synonymsdevelopment, growing, growth, maturation, ontogeny


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)amelogenesis, angiogenesis, anthesis, apposition, auxesis, blossoming, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, cohesion, cultivation, culture, cytogenesis, cytogeny, dentition, efflorescence, florescence, flowering, foliation, fructification, gametogenesis, germination, habit, inflorescence, infructescence, intussusception, juvenescence, kainogenesis, kenogenesis, leafing, life cycle, masculinisation, masculinization, morphogenesis, myelinisation, myelinization, neurogenesis, odontiasis, palingenesis, proliferation, psychogenesis, psychogenesis, psychomotor development, psychosexual development, recapitulation, rooting, sprouting, suppression, teething, teratogenesis, vegetation, virilisation, virilization


Part holonymgastrulation


Domain categorybiological science, biology


Domain category membersisometry


Antonymsnondevelopment









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