[ ahy-suh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /
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Physics. of equal physical properties along all axes.Compare anisotropic (def. 1).
Zoology. lacking axes that are predetermined, as in some eggs.
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OTHER WORDS FROM isotropic
i·sot·ro·py, nounnon·i·so·trop·ic, adjectivenon·i·sot·ro·pous, adjectiveun·i·so·trop·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isotropic
/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk) /
having uniform physical properties in all directions
biology not having predetermined axesisotropic eggs
Derived forms of isotropicisotropically, adverbisotropy, noun
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Medical definitions for isotropic
[ ī′sə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk ]
Identical in all directions.
Other words from isotropici•sot′ro•py (ī-sŏt′rə-pē) null n.
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Scientific definitions for isotropic
[ ī′sə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk ]
Identical in all directions; invariant with respect to direction. For example, isotropic scattering of light by a substance entails that the intensity of light radiated is the same in all directions. Compare anisotropic.
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