[ uh-lom-i-tree ]
/ əˈlɒm ɪ tri /
growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole organism or some part of it.
the measurement or study of this growth.
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Also al·loi·om·e·try [al-oi-om-i-tree] /ˌæl ɔɪˈɒm ɪ tri/.
OTHER WORDS FROM allometryal·lo·met·ric [al-uh-me-trik] /ˌæl əˈmɛ trɪk/, al·loi·o·met·ric [uh-loi-uh-me-trik] /əˌlɔɪ əˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective
Words nearby allometry
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British Dictionary definitions for allometry
/ (əˈlɒmɪtrɪ) /
the study of the growth of part of an organism in relation to the growth of the entire organism
a change in proportion of any of the parts of an organism that occurs during growth
Derived forms of allometryallometric (ˌæləˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for allometry
[ ə-lŏm′ĭ-trē ]
The study of the change in proportion of various parts of an organism as a consequence of growth.
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