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ontogenesisn. [See Ontology, and Genesis.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]


ontogenesis, n. the origin and development of an individual (cf. PHYLOGENESIS).

ontogenetic adj. ontogenetically adv.
formed as ONTOGENY + Gk genesis birth

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