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orthotropic

[awr-thuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌɔr θəˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/
adjective
1.
Botany. noting, pertaining to, or exhibiting a mode of vertical growth.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; ortho- + -tropic
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Examples from the web for orthotropic
  • orthotropic-A material that has different mechanical properties in three mutually perpendicular planes.
  • Material properties may be temperature-dependent and either isotropic or orthotropic.
British Dictionary definitions for orthotropic

orthotropic

/ˌɔːθəʊˈtrɒpɪk/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
orthotropism (ɔːˈθɒtrəˌpɪzəm) noun
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orthotropic in Medicine

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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