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Ontogeny

Synonym(s)

  • ontogenesis

Definition(s)

A normal increase in body size and weight

Definition from: Nursing Outcomes Classification via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Increases in physical dimensions or maturity of organ systems

Definition from: Classification of Nursing Diagnoses via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Growth involves processes that promote either specific or nonspecific formation of additional tissue mass, typically by cell proliferation; general growth. (NCI)

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The development or course of development of an individual organism -- called also ontogenesis.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014