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allometry

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noun al·lom·e·try \ə-ˈläm-ə-trē\

Medical Definition of allometry

plural al·lom·e·tries

  1. :  relative growth of a part in relation to an entire organism or to a standard; also :  the measure and study of such growth

  2. al·lo·me·tric \ˌal-ə-ˈme-trik\play adjective




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