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.
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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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Isometric scaling of above-and below-ground biomass at the individual and community levels in the understorey of a sub-tropical forest.
Although most physiological traits scale allometrically in unitary organisms, it has been hypothesized that modularity allows for isometric scaling in colonial modular taxa.
Contrary to the isometric scaling predicted for colonial modular organisms (sensu Hughes and Hughes, 1986), respiration and surface area scaled allometrically with biomass in small colonies of Siderastrea siderea.