alloiometric

allometry

[uh-lom-i-tree]
noun Biology.
1.
growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole organism or some part of it.
2.
the measurement or study of this growth.
Also, alloiometry [al-oi-om-i-tree] .


Origin:
1935–40; allo- + -metry

allometric [al-uh-me-trik] , alloiometric [uh-loi-uh-me-trik] , adjective
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allometry (əˈlɒmɪtrɪ)
 
n
1.  the study of the growth of part of an organism in relation to the growth of the entire organism
2.  a change in proportion of any of the parts of an organism that occurs during growth
 
allometric
 
adj

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allometry al·lom·e·try (ə-lŏm'ĭ-trē)
n.
The study of the change in proportion of various parts of an organism as a consequence of growth.

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