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Definition of the noun ontogenesis

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noun - plural: ontogeneses

  1. (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

Alternative definition of the noun ontogenesis


  1. the arising or development of an individual organism.


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Google previewExperimental Life Prolongation (1991)

by Vladimir V. Frolkis, Khachik K. Muradian

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia” says “Ontogenesis is an individual development of organism, the totality of consistent...

Google previewDeleuze and Design (2015)

by Betti Marenko

Following Simondon, ontogenesis is a theory of the phases of being, the becoming of being in general.

Google previewTransforming Growth Factor-Beta in Cancer Therapy, Volume II (2010)

Cancer Treatment and Therapy by Sonia B. Jakowlew

TGF-fi, Neurotrophism and Neuronal Specification Brain ontogenesis is a highly complex process, involving the sequential and spatial ...

Google previewDevelopment as a Social Process (2013)

Contributions of Gerard Duveen by Serge Moscovici, Sandra Jovchelovitch, Brady Wagoner

we have suggested that ontogenesis is a process through which individuals re-construct social representations, and ...

Google previewThe Fortnightly (1901)

In technical language Haeckel expresses it thus: “ Ontogenesis is a brief and rapid recapitulation of phylogenesis.” To the ordinary reader ...

Google previewNeurobiological Foundations for EMDR Practice (2012)

by Uri Bergmann, PhD

Ontogenesis refers to the sequence of events involved in the development of an individual organism from its conception to its death. This maturational and developmental history involves the movement from simplicity to higher complexity .

Google previewThe Pedagogical Seminary (1891)

The last holds that the individual goes over the same course that mankind has gone over : in analogy with the theory of the later natural science, that ontogenesis is an abbreviated phylogenesis. The material of instruction accordingly is found ...

Google previewThe Origin Nature and Evolution of Protoplasmic Individuals and Their Associations (2013)

Protoplasmic Action and Experience by Faustino Cordon

Ontogenesis is the dense sequence of discrete emergences which makes up the life of an individual. Each of these emergences affects the next one, complementarily modelling the medium and the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia and Dictionary of Education (1922)

A Comprehensive, Practical and Authoritative Guide on All Matters Connected with Education, Including Educational Principles and Practice, Various Types of Teaching Institutions, and Educational Systems Throughout the World by Foster Watson

Briefly put: ontogenesis is an epitome of phylogenesis.

Google previewThe Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art (1877)

organic evolution absolutely depends, may be shortly expressed thus:- The history of the germ is an abstract or epitome of that of the race ; in other words, Ontogenesis is a brief recapitulation of Phylogenesis, or in somewhat greater detail, ...

Google previewGreen's encyclopedia and dictionary of medicine and surgery (1907)

by John William Ballantyne

To the series of changes which are thus induced and in which we see the constant trend towards an increasing complexity the name ontogenesis has been given. It has, it is true, been employed in a somewhat wider sense (" the origin and ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

ontogenesis (on-to-jen'e-sis), n. [< Gr. Cm (bvr-), being ( rd bvra, existing things), + ytveoic, generation.] In biol., the history of the individual development of an organized being, as distinguished from phylogenesis, or the history of ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

ontogenesis (on-tó-jen'e-sis), n. . [(Gr. ov (övr-), being (neut. pl. rā Övra, existing ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

Ontogenesis (on-tó-jen'e-sis), n. [(Gr. ov (övt-), being (neut. pl. rā āvra, £ things), + yévêqug, generation.] In biol., the istory of the individual development of an organized being, as distinguished from phylogenesis, or the history of genealogical ...

Google previewThe Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers in America (2016)

From 1600 to the Present by John R. Shook

Adopting a modified recapitulationism, Baldwin argued for an analogy between ontogenesis and phylogenesis. Because this parallelism is only approximate, however, and because stages necessary to phylogenesis are often lacking in ...

Google previewDictionary of Critical Realism (2015)

by Mervyn Hartwig

ontogenesis/phylogenesis (Gr., birth of [a] being, and birth of [a] kind, respectively). Ontogenesis is the formation and development of individual members of a biological species; ontogeny the history or science of such ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2013)

by Mike Morris

In biology, the evolutionary development of a group of organisms or a species, as opposed to ONTOGENESIS (development of a single organism). Coined by Haeckel (“TRIBE-production”). phylum. In biology and related fields, a category for a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2013)

A Comprehensive Resource in Gerontology and Geriatrics by George L. Maddox

Major metatheoretical positions on the descriptive and causal nature of psychological ontogenesis emphasize action-theoretical, transactional, contextualist, dialectical, and dynamic systems perspectives. These models highlight two types of ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

ontogenesis (on-to-jen'e-sis), n. [< Gr. uv (ovt-), being (neut. pi. ra bvra, existing ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

Ontogenetically; by ontogenesis. On nist (on-toj'e-nist), n. [Z ontogen-y + —ist." One who is versed in or studies ...

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