noun. the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole.
- field of study
- subject field
- -metry (English)
- allo- (English)
- ἄλλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Sentences with allometry
1. Noun, singular or mass
The correlation between arm length and leg length is of interest to anatomists, anthropologists and others who study human allometry, the science of describing human growth rates and proportions.