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hyperallometric

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hyper- +‎ allometric

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hyperallometric (comparative more hyperallometric, superlative most hyperallometric)

  1. {of a population) That grows at a more than an allometric rate
    • 2015 December 19, “Body Size Adaptations to Altitudinal Climatic Variation in Neotropical Grasshoppers of the Genus Sphenarium (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae)”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0145248:
      The relationship between male and female thorax length was significantly hyperallometric, indicating a greater evolutionary divergence in male body size, even though the other traits showed isometric relationships.