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Allometry
The study of the change in proportion of various body parts as a consequence of different growth rates.
Bipedal
Moving about on two legs.
Polygyny
A form of marriage in which a husband has several wives.
Polyandry
A form of marriage in which a wife has several husbands.
Zygote
A fertilized egg.
Embryo
The stage of human prenatal life lasting from roughly two to eight weeks following conception; characterized by structural developement.
Fetus
The stage of human prenatal growth from roughly eight weeks following conception until birth; characterized by further developement and rapid growth.
Distance Curve
A measure of size over time, for example, a person's height at different ages.
Velocity Curve
A measure of the rates of change in growth over time.
Menopause
The permanent cessation of menstrual cycles.
Grooming
The handling and cleaning of another individual's fur or hair. In primates, this serves as a form of communication that soothes and provides reassurance.