allometric growth

allometric growth
the growth of different organs or parts of an organism at different rates.

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  • allometric growth — Growth of one part of the body relative to another part in which there is a change in relationships of proportions and/or shape [Ingle, 1983] …   Crustacea glossary

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

  • allometric growth — The growth rate of one part of an organism differing from that of another part or of the body as a whole; see heterauxesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • growth — /grohth/, n. 1. the act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase. 2. size or stage of development: It hasn t yet reached its full growth. 3. completed development. 4. development from a simpler to a more complex stage:… …   Universalium

  • isometric growth — growth that occurs at the same rate for all parts of an organism so that its shape is consistent throughout development. See alos allometric growth …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 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 coefficient — The slope of the logarithmic growth curve of the measurement of an organ or part against that of the whole remainder or another part; sometimes referred to as the heterogonic or heteroausecic coefficient …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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 — 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

  • Gorgosaurus — Not to be confused with Gorosaurus. Eumetazoa Gorgosaurus libratus Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 76.5–74.8 Ma …   Wikipedia

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