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/ əˈlɒm ɪ tri /
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noun Biology.

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/.

Origin of allometry

First recorded in 1935–40; allo- + -metry
al·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

/ (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
allometric (ˌæləˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for allometry

[ ə-lŏmĭ-trē ]


The study of the change in proportion of various parts of an organism as a consequence of growth.
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