orthotropic

[awr-thuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik]
adjective
Botany. noting, pertaining to, or exhibiting a mode of vertical growth.

Origin:
1885–90; ortho- + -tropic

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orthotropic (ˌɔːθəʊˈtrɒpɪk)
 
adj
1.  botany relating to or showing growth that is in direct line with the stimulus
2.  (of a material) having different elastic properties in different planes
 
orthotropism
 
n

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orthotropic or·tho·trop·ic (ôr'thə-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk)
adj.
Tending to grow or form along a vertical axis.


or·thot'ro·pism (ôr-thŏt'rə-pĭz'əm) n.
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Orthotropic-A material that has different mechanical properties in three mutually perpendicular planes.
Material properties may be temperature-dependent and either isotropic or orthotropic.
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