allometry


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al·lom·e·try

 (ə-lŏm′ĭ-trē)
n.
1. The disproportionate growth of a part or parts of an organism as the organism changes in size.
2. The study of such growth.

al′lo·met′ric (ăl′ə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.

allometry

(əˈlɒmɪtrɪ)
n
1. (Biology) the study of the growth of part of an organism in relation to the growth of the entire organism
2. (Biology) a change in proportion of any of the parts of an organism that occurs during growth
allometric adj

al•lom•e•try

(əˈlɒm ɪ tri)

also al•loi•om•e•try

(ˌæl ɔɪˈɒm-)

n.
1. growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole organism or some other part of it.
2. the measurement or study of this growth.
[1935–40]
al•lo•met•ric (ˌæl əˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allometry - the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the wholeallometry - the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
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His long answer encompasses complexity; empirical allometry; statistics, scaling, and simulations; allometry theories; strange kinetics; and fractional probability calculus.
To test allometry in the SH--TW relationships, a t-test (HO, b = 3) was performed with a confidence level of [+ or -]95% to confirm whether the values of "b" were significantly different from the isometric value, expressed by the equation:
From previous studies, the allometry may be isometric or positive respectively in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean (Gaykov and Bokhanov, 2008) and in Tunisian waters (Hattour, 2000).
Tree allometry and improved estimation of carbon stocks and balance in tropical forests.
Zero tilled wheat observed poor emergence, high weed infestation, poor allometry and grain yield while bed sown wheat resulted in earlier and higher emergence, lesser weed infestation, improved crop allometry and grain yield.
auratus and Glypothorax from Hanna lake was found to be positive allometry and regression co-efficient (b= 2.
On the relationship between ontogenetic and static allometry.
Aiming to investigate allometry occurrence, between morphometric variables, their values were logarithmized (log y = log a + b log x).
The growth pattern indicates that the fish follows cube law and exhibited positive allometry growth.