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Definition of "allometry" []

  • The study of the change in proportion of various parts of an organism as a consequence of growth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "allometry" in a sentence
  • "In this study, I compare patterns of intracranial allometry and morphologic diversity between the domestic dog and wild canid species."
  • "Ontogenetic allometry in the fang in the front-fanged Causus rhombeatus Viperidae displaces the fang along the upper jaw."
  • "Temperature-mediated transitions between isometry and allometry in a colonial, modular invertebarte."