allometry

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allometry

(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

[əlom′itrē]
Etymology: Gk, allos + metron, measure
the measurement and study of the changes in proportions of the various parts of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole or of such changes within a series of related organisms. See also allometric growth. allometric, adj.

allometry

measurement of the changes in shape of an animal relative to increases in its size.