orthotropic

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. orthotics,
  2. orthotist,
  3. orthotone,
  4. orthotonos,
  5. orthotopic,
  6. orthotropism,
  7. orthotropous,
  8. orthros,
  9. ortler,
  10. ortles

Origin of orthotropic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for orthotropic

orthotropic

adjective

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 Formsorthotropism (ɔːˈθɒtrəˌpɪzəm), noun

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Medicine definitions for orthotropic

orthotropic

[ôr′thə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk]

adj.

Tending to grow or form along a vertical axis.
Related formsor•thotro•pism (ôr-thŏtrə-pĭz′əm) n.


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