allometry[ə läm′ə trē]
the study and measurement of the relative growth of a part of an organism in comparison with the whole
Origin of allometryallo- + -metry
- The disproportionate growth of a part or parts of an organism as the organism changes in size.
- The study of such growth.
- (biology) The science studying the differential growth rates of the parts of a living organism's body part or process.