allometric
When the growth rate of one part of an organism differs from that of another part or of the rest of the body.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • allometric — adj. 1. of or pertaining to allometry. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allometric — adjective see allometry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • allometric — See allometry. * * * …   Universalium

  • allometric — adjective a) Of or pertaining to allometry b) (of a population) That grows at a rate proportional to a power of another population …   Wiktionary

  • allometric — al·lo·met·ric (al″o metґrik) [allo + metric] denoting the change of proportion between organs or parts during the growth of an organism; pertaining to allometry …   Medical dictionary

  • allometric — adj. pertaining to the relative growth of a part in relation to a whole body; pertaining to the scientific study of relative growth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allometric — al·lo·met·ric …   English syllables

  • allometric — adjective relating to or marked by allometry • Pertains to noun: ↑allometry • Derivationally related forms: ↑allometry * * * allometˈric adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑allo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Allometric law — An allometric law describes the relationship between two attributes of living organisms, and is usually expressed as a power law:: y propto x^{a} ,! or in a logarithmic form: log y sim a log x ,!where a is the scaling exponent of the law. Methods …   Wikipedia

  • allometric growth — parts of the same organism growing at different rates (allometry). See also isometric growth …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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