auxetic

auxetic

[awg-zet-ik, awk-set-] Biology.
adjective
1.
pertaining to or promoting auxesis.
noun
2.
an auxetic agent.

Origin:
1730–40; < Greek auxētikos increasing, equivalent to auxēt(ós) increased (derivative of aúxein; see auxesis) + -ikos -ic

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auxetic

adjective
of or relating to growth by auxesis 
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