allometry


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allometry

[ə′läm·ə·trē]
(biology)
The quantitative relation between a part and the whole or another part as the organism increases in size. Also known as heterauxesis; heterogony.
The quantitative relation between the size of a part and the whole or another part, in a series of related organisms that differ in size.
(mathematics)
A relation between two variables x and y that can be written in the form y = axn, where a and n are constants.
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The present contribution reports a positive allometry of cheliped for both juvenile and adult individuals in pre-puberty molt, reaching the highest level in the adult phase.
969) for all individuals, with minorant growth allometry observed for females and males (Table 1).
Allometry and variability of resource allocation to reproduction in a wild reindeer population.
fusca in both size and shape components of the variation in the whole sample and did not resulted affected by allometry in the two sites.
Relationships between the growth of the cardiac measurement and fetal parameters were explored by allometry and linear regression analysis in order to estimate cardiac growth rates during the third trimester.
In this study, growth of fish showed positive allometry as t-test for departure from 3 which is the value of isometric growth showed significant difference.
The use of ultrasound to predict finishing, combined with allometry, through its coefficient, can describe body development, and provide the market with economically important cuts, without waiting to reach weight for standardized slaughtering.