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Definition of the noun allometry

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noun - plural: allometries

  1. the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole

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  1. [biology] The science studying the differential growth rates of the parts of a living organism's body part or process.

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Google previewVertebrates, Comparative Anatomy (2016)

Biology, Anatomy by CTI Reviews

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, CONCEPTS Allometry: Allometry is the study of the relationship...

Allometry is a wellknown study, particularly in statistical shape analysis for its theoretical developments, as well as in ...

Google previewDrug Design Strategies (2011)

Quantitative Approaches by David J. Livingstone, Andrew M. Davis

Allometry is an empirical approach to predicting pharmacokinetic parameters across species.

Allometry is a widely used technique in drug development.

Google previewPrinciples of Life (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Allometry is the study of the relationship of body size to shape, anatomy, physiology and finally behaviour, first outlined by...

Allometry is a wellknown study, particularly in statistical shape analysis for its theoretical developments, as well as in ...

Google previewReconstructing Human Origins, A Modern Sythesis (2016)

Anthropology, Anthropology by CTI Reviews

Allometry: Allometry is the study of the relationship between size and shape, first outlined by Otto Snell in1892andJulianHuxley in1932. Allometry is a wellknown study ...

Google previewDevelopment, Growth, and Evolution (2000)

Implications for the Study of the Hominid Skeleton by Paul O'Higgins, Martin J. Cohn

Allometry is a powerful tool, but there are several issues to be considered when using allometric analyses to correct for size in phylogenetic analyses. First, size ( especially body mass) is an important biological variable that is often the target of ...

Google previewEcology, From Individuals to Ecosystems (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Allometry is the study of the relationship of body size to shape, anatomy, physiology and ...

Google previewBiological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton (2011)

by M. Anne Katzenberg, Shelley R. Saunders

Ontogenetic allometry refers to shape variation that is related to growth. Static allometry is shape variation that correlates with adult size or size at some particular developmental stage. Bioinformatics The intersection of computer science and ...

Google previewModelling the Flying Bird (2008)

by C.J. Pennycuick

Allometry is the study of differences in shape between different animals (like birds ) that are all built on the same plan. This commonly takes the form of looking for deviations from a null hypothesis, which postulates that all animals in a particular ...

Google previewReproductive Allocation in Plants (2011)

by Edward Reekie, Fakhri A. Bazzaz

Using a dynamic, developmental perspective, the standard dictionary definition of allometry is the growth of one part of an organism relative to the growth of the entire organism, or some other part of it (Niklas, 1994). This definition implies ...

Google previewBrain Mapping (2015)

An Encyclopedic Reference

Allometry Is the study of the relationship between organism size and its shape, anatomy, physiology, etc. (http://en. Artifact Is an error in the representation of information introduced by the measuring equipment or ...

Google previewAdvances in Morphometrics (1996)

by Leslie F. Marcus

are therefore distinguished: static allometry reflects individual variation within a population and age class, ontogenetic allometry is due to growth processes, and evolutionary allometry is the result of phy logenetic variation among taxa.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory (2004)

Second Edition by Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks

Allometry. Living organisms exhibit tremendous variation in overall size, ranging from singlecelled creatures to the 100ton blue whale, the largest known animalthat hasever existed. Such variation inbody size has major implications forthe ...

Google previewDictionary of Concepts in Physical Anthropology (1991)

by Joan C. Stevenson

"Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Multivariate Evolution, Applied to Brain: Body Size Allometry." Evolution 33:402-416. "Data from selection experiments on brain and body weights in mice support the conclusions that short- term differentiation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie

Allometry. Gould, S.J. (1966) Allometry and size in ontogeny and phylogeny,. Allometry is the measurement of proportional changes in parts of an organism and correlated with variation in size of the total organism (Gould 1966). Church and ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

allometry. (from Greek, allos: other, metron: measure) Allometry is the comparative measurement of the growth and size of parts of an organisms body in relation either to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

Pertaining to allometry. 2. Descriptive of disproportional change in size of structure during development of an individual. 3. Relating to change measured ...

Google previewDictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine (2017)

by Frank J. Dye

Allometry occurs when different parts of the organism grow at different rates and can play a role in forming variant body plans within a Bauplan. In whale development, enormous growth of the upper jaw forces the nose (blowhole) to the top of ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2015)

by David S. G. Thomas

Allometry refers to a proportional relationship of the form A1=A2 b. If the resulting ratio is constant for all values...

indicate that dynamic and static allometry should be distinguished. The former deals with the changing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evolution (2009)

by Stanley A. Rice

Allometry also helps to explain animal function. Larger animals need larger brains, because they have more sensory information to process and more muscles to control. However, brain size in mammals does not increase to the same extent ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary Of Science (2012)

by V&S Publishers' Editorial Board

Positive allometry For ontogenetic allometry, when the organ has a higher growth rate than the body as whole, a > 1; for static/ evolutionary allometry, when an organ is proportionally larger in larger individuals/species. Positive assortative ...

Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging, 3 Volume Set (2016)

by Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Allometric Meta-analysis Allometry is a term ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2015)

by Michael Allaby

Static allometry refers to shifts in proportion among a series of related taxa of different size. Evolutionary allometry refers to gradual shifts in proportions as size changes in an evolutionary line (e.g. in the evolution of the horse the face became ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell & Molecular Biology (2007)

by John M. Lackie

allometry 1. Study of the relationship between the growth rates of different parts of an organism. 2. Change in the proportion of part of an organism as it grows. allomone Compound produced by one organism that affects, detrimentally, the ...

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