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CHAPTER 2 – Growth and Developmental Changes

Definition of Growth and Development

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Definition of Growth and Development

Growth is the irreversible increase of an organism’s size over a given period. Growth is also defined as the permanent increase in size of an organism due to increase in number of cells. Growth is brought about by cell division. Growth is one of the hallmarks of a living thing. An organism’s growth may go on throughout its life, or end when that species is fully mature.

Development is the qualitative changes in structure and functions. It is a series of orderly changes by which a living thing comes into maturity. It is a series of changes that occur during growth. It is a gradual process leading to maturation of organs and behaviour of individual like social, emotional as well as skill acquisition. Heredity, environment, and nutrition determine a child’s development from birth.

The Process of Growth

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