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 al·loi·om·e·try [al-oi-om-i-tree] /ˌæl ɔɪˈɒm ɪ tri/.

Origin of allometry

First recorded in 1935–40; allo- + -metry
Related formsal·lo·met·ric [al-uh-me-trik] /ˌæl əˈmɛ trɪk/, al·loi·o·met·ric [uh-loi-uh-me-trik] /əˌlɔɪ əˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for allometry

allometry

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 Formsallometric (ˌæləˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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allometry in Medicine

allometry

[ə-lŏmĭ-trē]
n.
  1. The study of the change in proportion of various parts of an organism as a consequence of growth.
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