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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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It is impressive how the allometric method has been used to answer the most varied questions in biology, evolution, and medicine.
The relationship between TL and CL was also statistically significant for both sexes (P < 0.01) (Table 2), confirming a negative allometric growth (b < 3).
(2013), which highlighted the negative allometric growth for the same species in lentic environments in southeastern Brazil, justified by a greater length reached by H.
In Megapitaria aurantiaca, the length-weight relationship was significant ([r.sup.2] = 0.95; P < 0.01), exhibiting a positive allometric growth; Megapitaria squalida also displayed a significant length-weight relationship ([r.sup.2] = 0.96; P < 0.01), but a negative allometric growth; Dosinia ponderosa displayed a significant length-weight relationship (r = 0.93; P < 0.01), exhibiting a positive allometric growth (Table 2).
The purpose of this study was to investigate the allometric relationships between explosive muscle strength of lower limbs and jumping and agility performance tests.
In the present research, to investigate the cardiac respiratory preparation level of boys without the need to modern equipment and exhaustive tests, allometric equations were used.
The fish showed a slightly negative allometric growth pattern (b<3) with condition values equal to 1.
Some allometric equations have been developed to estimate tree biomass quantities using easily measurable parameters such as DBH and height [1-3].
gariepinus and O.niloticus and positive allometric growth for P.