from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the change in proportion of various parts of an organism as a consequence of growth.

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  • n. The science studying the differential growth rates of the parts of a living organism's body part or process.

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

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


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  • In this study, I compare patterns of intracranial allometry and morphologic diversity between the domestic dog and wild canid species.

    "Intraspecific macroevolution" within domestic dog breeds - The Panda's Thumb

  • Ontogenetic allometry in the fang in the front-fanged Causus rhombeatus Viperidae displaces the fang along the upper jaw.

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  • Temperature-mediated transitions between isometry and allometry in a colonial, modular invertebarte.

    Biology of early life stage of tropical reef corals

  • Tyrannosaurus Didn't Have the Nerve to Run Fast | Dinosaur Tracking positive allometry & the prehistory of sexual selection - BioBlog

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  • Patterns of growth and allometry were similar between ponds of different hydroperiods, but considerable life history variation was derived from modulating the timing of and size at metamorphosis.

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  • Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium who has studied allometry, or size scaling, since graduate school.

    Scientific American

  • Encephalization data was then used to map changes in relative brain size within specific clades (known as reconstructing a scaling allometry).


  • Placental invasiveness and brain-body allometry in eutherian mammals Cholesterol metabolism in the central nervous system during early development and in the mature animal

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  • Atmospheric oxygen level affects growth trajectory, cardiopulmonary allometry and metabolic rate in the American alligator


  • Using a combination of recently developed phylogenetic multivariate allometry analyses and comparative methods that can identify distinct rates of evolution, even in highly correlated traits, we studied brain structure evolution in a highly variable clade of ray-finned fishes; the Tanganyikan cichlids.

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  • "First, Bang and Cobb had not considered the phenomenon of allometry—the way that organs scale with body size."

    Tim Birkhead, Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird (New York: Walker & Co., 2002)

    October 11, 2015