• WordNet 3.6
    • n ontogeny (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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ontogeny (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ontogeny Same as ontogenesis.
    • n ontogeny Specifically or specially, the ontogenesis of an individual living organism; the entire development and metamorphosis or life-history of a given organism, as distinguished from phylogeny.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Ontology, and Genesis


In literature:

Ontogeny is a brief recapitulation of phylogeny.
"At the Deathbed of Darwinism" by Eberhard Dennert
Ontogeny, as recapitulation of phylogeny, 98-104.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
A Popular Exposition of the Principal Points of Human Ontogeny and Phylogeny.
"Freedom in Science and Teaching." by Ernst Haeckel
But they may also be associated in succession, such as those of hearing and of ontogeny.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Embryological development of the individual (ontogeny); 3.
"Was Man Created?" by Henry A. Mott
The individual is capable of reproduction and the new ontogenies begin in the reproductive cells.
"A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution" by Carl Von Nägeli
Ontogeny and phylogeny, as illustrated by amphibia.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
The most striking general change has been against seeing in the facts of ontogeny any direct evidence as to phylogeny.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
This is indicated by the fact that it frequently develops late in ontogeny.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
Baer, in his remarkable "Entwickelungsgeschichte der Thiere,"(20) worked out the ontogeny of vertebrate animals in all its important facts.
"The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel

In news:

Locomotor ontogeny and the evolution of avian flight.

In science:

Repeated structure and dissociation of genotypic and phenotypic. complexity in artificial ontogeny.
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
Bacterial body plans: colony ontogeny in Serratia marcescens .
Randomness and Multi-level Interactions in Biology
Here we develop a theory of gynandromorph ontogeny based on developmental control networks.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The network theory of gynandromorphs brings up fundamental open questions about developmental control in ontogeny.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
This paper gives an explanation of the ontogeny of gynandromorphs that is detailed enough to model the development of all known types of gynandromorphs found in multicellular organisms1 .
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation