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allometry
The study of the change in proportion of various parts of an organism as a consequence of growth.
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monophasic allometry
Polymorphism in which the allometric regression line has a single slope; in ants use of the term also implies that the relation of some of the body parts measured is non-isometric.
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triphasic allometry
Polymorphism in which the allometric regression line (study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole), when plotted on a double logarithmic scale, breaks at two points and consists of three segments.

In ants, the two terminal segments usually have slight to moderately high slopes and the middle segment has a very high slope.

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allometry
1. The study of relative growth.
2. A change of proportions with an increase of size.
3. Growth rate of a part differing from a standard growth rate or from the growth rate of the whole.
4. Variations in the relative size of a part, either in the course of an organism's growth or within a series of related organisms, or the measurement and study of such variations.