allometry

noun
al·​lom·​e·​try | \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

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Other Words from allometry

allometric \ˌa-​lə-​ˈme-​trik \ adjective

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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

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The first known use of allometry was in 1912

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allometry

noun
al·​lom·​e·​try | \ə-ˈläm-ə-trē \
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 \ adjective

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