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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 on·tog·e·ny /ɑnˈtɑʤəni/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 on·tog·e·ny /ɑnˈtɑʤənɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 On·to·gen·e·sis On·tog·e·ny n.  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.
 Syn: -- growth, growing, maturation, development.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (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" [syn: growth, growing,
           maturation, development, ontogenesis] [ant: nondevelopment]