allometry


allometry
al·lom·e·try ə-'läm-ə-trē n, pl -tries relative growth of a part in relation to an entire organism or to a standard also the measure and study of such growth
al·lo·me·tric .al-ə-'me-trik adj

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al·lom·e·try (al-omґə-tre) the measurement of changing shape of an organism with increase in size, i.e., the determination of the relationship of two varying dimensions, usually linear.

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  • Allometry — is the study of the relationship between size and shape, [cite book|author=Christopher G. Small |title=The Statistical Theory of Shape |date=1996 |publisher=Springer |id=ISBN 0387947299 (see page 4)] , first outlined by Otto Snell in 1892 [Otto… …   Wikipedia

  • allometry — n. 1. the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allometry — [ə läm′ə trē] n. [ ALLO + METRY] the study and measurement of the relative growth of a part of an organism in comparison with the whole …   English World dictionary

  • allometry — noun Date: 1936 relative growth of a part in relation to an entire organism or to a standard; also the measure and study of such growth • allometric adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • allometry — the study of proportional growth rate differences, e.g. how head length changes with respect to increasing body length …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • allometry — n. [Gr. allos, other; metron, measure] The study of relationship of growth; allometric adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • allometry — allometric /al euh me trik/, alloiometric /euh loy euh me trik/, adj. /euh lom i tree/, n. Biol. 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.… …   Universalium

  • allometry — noun The science studying the differential growth rates of the parts of a living organisms body part or process. See Also: allometric …   Wiktionary

  • allometry — n. (Biology) growth of an organ in relation to growth of the whole body; scientific study of relative growth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allometry — [ə lɒmɪtri] noun Biology the growth of body parts at different rates, resulting in a change of proportions. Derivatives allometric adjective …   English new terms dictionary