HyperDic: ontogenesis

English > 1 sense of the word ontogenesis:
NOUNprocessontogenesis, growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically
English > ontogenesis: 1 sense > noun 1, process
Meaning(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.
Synonymsgrowth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny
Category ofisometryThe growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
PartsgastrulationThe process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells
NarroweramelogenesisThe developmental process of forming tooth enamel
angiogenesisThe formation of new blood vessels
apposition(biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
auxesisgrowth from increase / increase / increase in cell size without cell division
blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescenceThe time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
cenogenesis, kenogenesis, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, kainogenesisintroduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution)
cohesion(botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
cultivationThe process of fostering the growth of something
culture(biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)
cytogenesis, cytogenyThe origin and development and variation of cells
foliation, leafing(botany) the process of forming leaves
fructificationThe bearing of fruit
gametogenesisThe development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
germination, sproutingThe process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
habitThe general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal)
infructescenceThe fruiting stage / stage of the inflorescence
intussusception(biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
juvenescenceThe process of growing into a youth
life cycleThe course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced
masculinization, masculinisation, virilization, virilisationThe abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
morphogenesisdifferentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)
myelinization, myelinisationThe development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber
neurogenesisThe development of nerve tissues
palingenesis, recapitulationemergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
proliferationgrowth by the rapid multiplication of parts
psychogenesisA general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
psychogenesisThe development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
psychomotor developmentprogressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities
psychosexual development(psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages / stages
rootingThe process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
suppressionThe failure to develop some part or organ
teething, dentition, odontiasisThe eruption through the gums of baby teeth
teratogenesisThe development of defects in an embryo
vegetationThe process of growth in plants
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Oppositenondevelopmentfailure of normal development to occur
Spanishcrecimiento, desarrollo, maduración, ontogénesis, ontogenia
Catalancreixement, desenvolupament, maduració, ontogènesi, ontogènia
Adjectivesontogeneticof or relating to the origin and development of individual organisms

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