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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Allometry and functional constraints on proboscis lengths in butterflies.
The ontogeny and adult allometry of Pseudagnostus merit study because the genus persists across a Late Cambrian extinction boundary.
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Allometry of the limb bones of mammals from shrews (Sorex) to elephant (Loxodonta).