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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically.

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  • Ernst Haeckel using the phrase ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.
  • Though to say phylogeny recapitulates ontogeny is obviously wrong.
  • More specifically it is through the history of nature as human nature, the enfolding of phylogeny in ontogeny, that psychoanalysis is intergenerated.
  • Ernst Haeckel coining the phrase ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny to describe the view. for more
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