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Definition of the noun ontogeny
What does ontogeny mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: ontogenies
- (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
- example: Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.
- domain: biological science / biology
- lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
- synonyms of ontogeny: development / growing / growth / maturation / ontogenesis
- 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 ontogeny
- The development of an individual organism.
- synonym: ontogenesis
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The Divine Pedigree Of Man (2012)
by Thomas Jay Hudson
Ontogeny is a brief and rapid recapitulation of phylogeny, dependent on the physiological functions of heredity (reproduction) and adaptation (nutrition).
Ontogeny is the history of the development or evolution of' individual organisms.
Second International Conference, ICES '98, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 23 - 25, 1998, Proceedings by Moshe Sipper, Andres Perez-Uribe
Ontogeny is the explicit mapping of points in genome space to points in phenome space.
The Orchid Review (1908)
Ontogeny is a mnemic phenomenon, and evolution in the modern sense is a , change in the ontogenic rhythm. If the rhythm is fixed no new variations .can arise , so that we may ask how the rhythm may be altered. A beech tree may be made to ...
by Karl H. Pribram, Joseph S. King
Morphogenesis Ontogeny is a bridgefromthe genetic code to the phenotype, whereas phylogeny is the sum, or average, of the ontogenies of a givenline. Ontogeny coversa period fromconception to adult structure with no clear boundary ...
by Sherri M. Jones, Timothy A. Jones
Ontogeny is the series of steps. This text was written for first-year students of audiology who may or may not have a significant undergraduate training in the basic sciences. The authors' goal was to provide ...
by M.A.K. Halliday
But perhaps the single most salient feature that emerges from a study of linguistic ontogeny is the underpinning of the functional-semantic interpretation of the system. We suggest that the functional contrast of pragmatic/mathetic is a strategy ...
Approaches to Evolutionary Economics by Ulrich Witt
Ontogeny is the developmental history of an organism from fertilized egg to adult, whereas phylogeny is the sequence of ancestor-descendant forms created during the evolutionary history of a taxon. 2. No one seemed to have noticed that ...
Trees of Life (2013)
Essays in Philosophy of Biology by P.E. Griffiths
Used colloquially, the term ontogeny refers to the empirical collection of events making up known life careers. Certainly, there would appear to be regularities within these empirical collections: tadpoles regularly turn into frogs, and caterpillars ...
Ontogeny and Systematics (1988)
by C. J. Humphries
Ontogeny is the term used to describe the life cycle for the creation of adult organisms from fertilized eggs and is the entire sequence of events involved in the development of an individual organism. Different kingdoms, phyla, and orders of ...
The Key to the Great Secret (2013)
Rennes le Chateau, The Holy Grail and The Spear of Human Destiny by T. Findley
'Ontogeny recapitulates Phylogeny' is the Recapitulation Theory of Ernst Haeckel . Ontogeny is the growth and development of individual species and Phylogeny is the evolutionary history of a species. The theory is that as each species ...
The Descent of Madness (2007)
Evolutionary Origins of Psychosis and the Social Brain by Community Psychiatrist Nelson Mandela School of Medicine Jonathan Burns, Jonathan Burns
Ontogeny is the brief and rapid recapitulation of phylogeny, dependent on the physiological functions of heredity (reproduction) and adaptation (nutrition). ( Haeckel 1866) Although a prolonged period of juvenile helplessness and dependency ...
by Mohammad Pessarakli
INTRODUCTION Dicot leaf ontogeny is a complex process that is regulated by a variety of exogenous ...
Ontogeny. Described. Ontogeny is a term used widely in biology. It refers to the courseof developmentof anindividual organism orfunctional entity such as an ecosystem. Lake ontogenyis thedevelopmental process of a single water body.
From Genome to Environment
edu/ class_info/ fw300/ flashcrd/ ontogeny. gif). Many piscivorous fishes are planktivores as larvae, shift to feeding on benthic prey, and then reach a large ...
by Saroj Kumar Pal
ONTOGENY. OF. SPATIAL. DEVELOPMENT. The term "spatial development" is a concept regarding the progressive changes which takes place over time in a bounded area which may be a nation-state (or a region/a sub-nation within the ...
Psychology, Human development by CTI Reviews
Ontogeny: Ontogeny (also ontogenesis or morphogenesis) istheoriginand the development ofan organism for example: from ...
by Harold L. Miller, Jr.
Ontogeny is the time course over which adaptations are designed to operate: Developmental adaptations build organisms via evolved contingency rules (such as in the Anglerfish example), and these developmental processes, in turn, build ...
by Jack C. Richards, Richard W. Schmidt
for see also TIME ON TASK, EFFECTIVE TEACHING ontogeny ...
by Geoffrey Clough Ainsworth
1, conidial ontogeny holoblastic, 1 locus per cc, solitary conidia, delimited by 1 septum, maturation by diffuse wall-building, secession schizolytic, no proliferation of cc; 2, conidial ontogeny ...
Encyclopedia of Sleep (2012)
Ontogeny: The study of how a living organism develops from conception to birth and across its lifespan. The word, 'ontogeny' comes from the Greek word, ontos ( ὄntoB, a present participle genitive singular neuter of eἶnai, 'to be') and the ...
by Wilson G. Pond
Ontogeny: Adipose Tissue 687 fat cell size and lipogenesis in fetal pig adipose tissue. Hormone-sensitive adipogenesis begins on approximately day 70 of fetal life. Hydrocortisone and thyroxine (T4) are critical for cellular and vascular ...
by Robert Jean Campbell
oneirism ontogeny, psychic that dominance, epigenetic factors are the major determinants of individual differences. See schizophrenia, models of. oneirism Dream state while one is awake; a waking dream. oneir(o) Combining form meaning ...
Morphology and ontogeny ...
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T Rex ontogeny display - Museum of the Rockies
A Tyrannosaurus rex ontogeny display at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.
Ontogeny means "the study of a species as it changes during its growth and life." Many animals not only grow larger, but change shape and add or lose features as they grow older. When it comes to fossils, it's easy to think that a juvenile is a different species. The study of ontogeny is also important because it helps us understand animals as they grow older, and what diseases, problems, or changes their bodies underwent at adults and in old age.
Tyrannosaurs lived from 68 to 66 million years ago. T. rex was the last of the tyrannosaurids (bipedal predators with large skulls and miniscule forearms). On average, a T. rex was about 40 feet in length, 13 feet tall at the hips, and weighed 10.5 tons.
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Scrabble value of O1N1T1O1G2E1N1Y4
The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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