onto-, ont-

(Greek: a being, individual; being, existence)

ontogeny, ontogenetic, ontogenetically
1. The course of development of an individual organism.
2. The history or science of the development of the individual being; embryology.
Ontogeny diagram of progress.

  1. Ontogeny: development of an individual from the moment the egg is fertilized up till adulthood.
  2. Opaque area: non-transparent part.
  3. Pellucid area: transparent part.
  4. Neural fold: fold related to the head.
  5. Neural tube: extension related to the head.
  6. Heart: blood-pumping organ.
  7. Somites: metameres.
  8. Omphalomesenteric arteries: vitelline duct.
  9. Wing buds: beginning of the formation of the wings.
  10. Limb buds: beginning of the formation of the legs.
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A description of the nature and essence of things.
The doctrine that we have an immediate and certain knowledge of God.
ontology, ontological, ontologically, ontologist
The philosophical study of the nature of being.
The science of being.
ontosophy (s) (noun), ontosophies (pl)
The knowledge of being or existing.
ontotheology (s) (noun), ontotheologies (pl)
The cognition or knowing, perceiving, reasoning, and judging of a Supreme Being from bare conceptions: "Ontotheology is a tradition of philosophical theology which was prominent among medieval scholastics; in other words, the study of the nature of being, existence, or reality."
paleontographic (adjective), more paleontographic, most paleontographic
The description of fossil remains.
paleontology (s) (noun), paleontologies (pl)
The study of ancient life on earth; especially, the study of fossils or by using fossil evidence: Viola is very interested in prehistoric forms of existence; so, she wants to study paleontology, which is concerned with the petrified remains of animals, plants, and other organisms from earlier times.
The study of ancient forms of life.
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