[ awr-thuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌɔr θəˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /
Botany. noting, pertaining to, or exhibiting a mode of vertical growth.
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British Dictionary definitions for orthotropic
/ (ˌɔːθəʊˈtrɒpɪk) /
botany relating to or showing growth that is in direct line with the stimulus
(of a material) having different elastic properties in different planes
Derived forms of orthotropicorthotropism (ɔːˈθɒtrəˌpɪzəm), noun
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Medical definitions for orthotropic
[ ôr′thə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk ]
Tending to grow or form along a vertical axis.
Other words from orthotropicor•thot′ro•pism (ôr-thŏt′rə-pĭz′əm) n.
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