allometry


al·lom·e·try

noun \ə-ˈlä-mə-trē\

Definition of ALLOMETRY

:  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 \ˌa-lə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

First Known Use of ALLOMETRY

1936

al·lom·e·try

noun \ə-ˈläm-ə-trē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural al·lom·e·tries

Medical Definition of ALLOMETRY

: 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 \ˌal-ə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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