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allometry

[uh-lom-i-tree] /əˈlɒm ɪ tri/
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] /ˌæl ɔɪˈɒm ɪ tri/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; allo- + -metry
Related forms
allometric
[al-uh-me-trik] /ˌæl əˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
alloiometric
[uh-loi-uh-me-trik] /əˌlɔɪ əˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for allometry

allometry

/əˈlɒmɪtrɪ/
noun
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
Derived Forms
allometric (ˌæləˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
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allometry in Medicine

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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