n. [Gr. heteros, different; auxesis, growth]
Disproportionate growth of a structure in relation to the rest of the body; heterogonic or allometric growth; see bradyauxesis, isauxesis, tachyauxesis.

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  • Heterauxesis — Het e*raux*e sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the other + ? growth.] (Bot.) Unequal growth of a cell, or of a part of a plant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heterauxesis — het·er·aux·e·sis (het″ər awk zeґsis) [heter + auxesis] disproportionate growth of a part in relation to another part …   Medical dictionary

  • heterauxesis — het·er·auxesis …   English syllables

  • heterauxesis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • allometric growth — The growth rate of one part of an organism differing from that of another part or of the body as a whole; see heterauxesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bradyauxesis — n. [Gr. bradys, slow; auxesis, growth] A form of heterauxesis in which the growth process of a part is less than that of the whole; see isauxesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • isauxesis — n. [Gr. isos, equal; auxesis, growth] Equality in growth; isometry; see bradyauxesis, heterauxesis, tachyauxesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tachyauxesis — Type of growth in which a part grows more rapidly than the whole. [tachy + G. auxo, to increase] * * * tachy·aux·e·sis (tak″e awk zeґsis) [tachy + auxesis] heterauxesis in which the part grows more rapidly than the whole …   Medical dictionary

  • bradyauxesis — brady·aux·e·sis (brad″e awk seґsis) [brady + auxesis] a form of heterauxesis in which the part grows more slowly than the whole …   Medical dictionary

  • heterauxetic — adjective see heterauxesis …   Useful english dictionary

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