Definition of ontogenetic in English:

ontogenetic

adjective

Biology
  • See ontogenesis

    • ‘Thus, there is no mechanism of ontogenetic developmental concrescence, just differentiation.’
    • ‘This phenomenon owes its existence to both phylogenetic and ontogenetic naturalistic processes.’
    • ‘Extant birds are the most appropriate models for understanding the ontogenetic and phylogenetic development of PSP in sauropods.’
    • ‘During its ontogenetic growth, an organism would experience various developmental events.’
    • ‘The activational effects of sex-limited steroids buffer male and female phenotypes from ontogenetic conflict.’

Pronunciation

ontogenetic

/-jəˈnetik/