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allometryAllometrie (ger.)

  • The growth of one part of an organism at a different rate from that of the whole organism. (Oxford Dict. of Plant Sciences 2006)
    To denote growth of a part at a different rate from that of a body as a whole or of a standard, we propose the term allometry
    Huxley, J.S. & Teissier, G. (1936). Terminology of relative growth. Nature 137, 780-781: 780.

Gayon, J. (2000). History of the concept of allometry. Amer. Zool. 40, 748-758.