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Definition of the noun ontogenesis
What does ontogenesis mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: ontogeneses
- (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
- domain: biological science / biology
- lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
- synonyms of ontogenesis: development / growing / growth / maturation / ontogeny
- more generic terms: biological process / organic process = a process occurring in living organisms
- more specific terms:
- culture = the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium
- amelogenesis = the developmental process of forming tooth enamel
- angiogenesis = the formation of new blood vessels
- apposition = growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
- auxesis = growth from increase in cell size without cell division
- efflorescence / inflorescence / florescence / blossoming / flowering / anthesis = the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
- caenogenesis / cainogenesis / kainogenesis / cenogenesis / kenogenesis = introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species
- cohesion = the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate
- cultivation = the process of fostering the growth of something
- cytogenesis / cytogeny = the origin and development and variation of cells
- foliation / leafing = the process of forming leaves
- fructification = the bearing of fruit
- gametogenesis = the development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
- germination / sprouting = the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
- habit = the general form or mode of growth
- infructescence = the fruiting stage of the inflorescence
- intussusception = growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
- juvenescence = the process of growing into a youth
- life cycle = the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced
- masculinisation / masculinization / virilisation / virilization = the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female
- morphogenesis = differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism
- myelinisation / myelinization = the development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber
- neurogenesis = the development of nerve tissues
- recapitulation / palingenesis = emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
- proliferation = growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
- psychogenesis = a general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
- psychogenesis = the development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
- psychomotor development = progressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities
- psychosexual development = the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage
- rooting = the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
- suppression = the failure to develop some part or organ
- odontiasis / dentition / teething = the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
- teratogenesis = the development of defects in an embryo
- vegetation = the process of growth in plants
- part: gastrulation = the process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells
Alternative definition of the noun ontogenesis
- the arising or development of an individual organism.
- synonym: ontogeny
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by Vladimir V. Frolkis, Khachik K. Muradian
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia” says “Ontogenesis is an individual development of organism, the totality of consistent...
Deleuze and Design (2015)
by Betti Marenko
Following Simondon, ontogenesis is a theory of the phases of being, the becoming of being in general.
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 ...
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 ...
The Fortnightly (1901)
In technical language Haeckel expresses it thus: “ Ontogenesis is a brief and rapid recapitulation of phylogenesis.” To the ordinary reader ...
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 .
The 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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, ...
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 ...
The 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 (neut.pl. 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 ...
ontogenesis (on-tó-jen'e-sis), n. . [(Gr. ov (övr-), being (neut. pl. rā Övra, existing ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
ontogenesis (on-to-jen'e-sis), n. [< Gr. uv (ovt-), being (neut. pi. ra bvra, existing ...
The 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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