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Definition of "allometric" []

  • Of or pertaining to allometry (adjective)
  • That grows at a rate proportional to a power of another population (adjective)

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Use "allometric" in a sentence
  • "Different breeds of dog achieve their different shapes by means of genes that change the allometric growth relationships between the parts of the body."
  • "In allometric growth, by contrast, different parts grow at different rates."
  • "Correlation does not give you the directionality of causation, so a few types of answers have been proposed — one is "junk" (large cells better tolerate the selective cost of useless DNA), one is "skeletal" (read Cavalier-Smith, it's complicated and involves a hypothesized allometric relationship), etc."