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orthotropic

[ awr-thuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]

adjective

  1. Botany. noting, pertaining to, or exhibiting a mode of vertical growth.


orthotropic

/ ˌɔːθəʊˈtrɒpɪk; ɔːˈθɒtrəˌpɪzəm /

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


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Derived Forms

  • orthotropism, noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of orthotropic1

First recorded in 1885–90; ortho- + -tropic

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