- al·lom·e·try ə-'läm-ə-trē n, pl -tries relative growth of a part in relation to an entire organism or to a standard also the measure and study of such growthal·lo·me·tric .al-ə-'me-trik adj
* * *al·lom·e·try (al-omґə-tre) the measurement of changing shape of an organism with increase in size, i.e., the determination of the relationship of two varying dimensions, usually linear.
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