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Ontogenesis is also called: Ontogeny.
The process during which personality and sexual behavior of an individual person mature through a series of stages (Psychosexual development).
Compare with: Phylogenesis , Palingenesis .
Phylogeny relates to genetic development of a species during evolution, while Ontogeny relates to physiological (and psychological) development of an individual during his / her lifetime. Phylogenesis: long-term time scale. Ontogenesis: short-term time scale.
The term Ontogenesis is derived from the ancient Greek
words ontos (ὄντος), meaning "being", plus the term
genesis (γένεσις) meaning "origin", "source", or