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synonyms for ontogeny

  • advancement
  • evolution
  • expansion
  • improvement
  • increase
  • progress
  • addition
  • adulthood
  • advance
  • augmentation
  • boost
  • buildup
  • chrysalis
  • developing
  • enlargement
  • flowering
  • hike
  • maturation
  • maturity
  • ontogenesis
  • progression
  • reinforcement
  • ripening
  • spread
  • spreading
  • unfolding
  • adding to
  • advancing
  • augmenting
  • elaborating
  • evolvement
  • evolving
  • increasing
  • making progress
  • maturing
  • ongoing
  • perfecting
  • reinforcing
  • unraveling
  • upgrowth
  • upping

antonyms for ontogeny

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  • decline
  • decrease
  • halt
  • retreat
  • retrogression
  • stoppage
  • lessening
  • reduction
  • shrinkage
  • stagnation
  • withdrawal
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How to use ontogeny in a sentence

It is expressed by the formula of Herbert Spencer, "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny."
EDUCATION: HOW OLD THE NEWJAMES J. WALSH
It relies on the facts of paleontology, and fills up the gaps in this by comparative anatomy and ontogeny.
THE WONDERS OF LIFEERNST HAECKEL
Ontogeny teaches unmistakably that its elementary organs, the epidermic cells, develop entirely from the ectoderm.
THE WONDERS OF LIFEERNST HAECKEL
The three most valuable sources of evidence in phylogeny are paleontology, comparative anatomy, and ontogeny.
THE WONDERS OF LIFEERNST HAECKEL
As we have seen, ontogeny is not completed at hatching or birth.
INHERITANCE OF CHARACTERISTICS IN DOMESTIC FOWLCHARLES BENEDICT DAVENPORT
Let us first cast a historical glance at the older ontogeny, and the theory of preformation which is connected with it.
THE RIDDLE OF THE UNIVERSE AT THE CLOSE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURYERNST HAECKEL
The evidence of comparative anatomy and ontogeny, therefore, becomes all the more important.
THE RIDDLE OF THE UNIVERSE AT THE CLOSE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURYERNST HAECKEL
Ontogeny teaches us to understand the evolution of the will in the individual child.
THE RIDDLE OF THE UNIVERSE AT THE CLOSE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURYERNST HAECKEL
The same lesson is enforced by comparative ontogeny with regard to the origin of these psychic organs.
THE RIDDLE OF THE UNIVERSE AT THE CLOSE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURYERNST HAECKEL
Comparative anatomy, physiology, and ontogeny are of the first importance.
THE RIDDLE OF THE UNIVERSE AT THE CLOSE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURYERNST HAECKEL
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