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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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In this research, we tried to evaluate the validity of designed allometry equations to estimate the V[O.sub.2]max for Iranian teen boys using direct method of assessing inhaled gases to design the allometry equations for Iranian boys and provide the optimal allometry formula in estimating V[O.sub.2]max in this age range.
robusta and which is based on tree allometry variations requires further research and supports its conservation and usage.
The cascade structure of a hierarchy of cities suggests allometry, fractal, and scaling.
obscuripes is a species showing the diphasic allometry rather than the monophasic allometry as believed previously [9].
Males had an allometry coefficient (the log-transformed slope) of 1.09, indicating isometric growth, whereas females had an allometry coefficient of 0.862, implying slight negative allometry.
([r.sup.2] = 0.969) 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 cardiac data and fetal age, femur length, biparietal diameter (BPD) and abdominal circumference (AC) were explored by allometry and linear regression analysis.
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.
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.