allometry

noun
al·​lom·​e·​try | \ ə-ˈlä-mə-trē How to pronounce allometry (audio) \

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

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Other Words from allometry

allometric \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce allometric (audio) \ adjective

Examples of allometry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If an animal's limb or organ grows out of proportion with the rest of its body, scientists call that allometry. Ben Guarino, Anchorage Daily News, "We’re fishing exactly the wrong fish, scientists warn," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of allometry

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allometry

allo- + -metry

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The first known use of allometry was in 1912

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“Allometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allometry. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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allometry

noun
al·​lom·​e·​try | \ ə-ˈläm-ə-trē How to pronounce allometry (audio) \
plural allometries

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

Other Words from allometry

allometric \ ˌal-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce allometric (audio) \ adjective

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