[ahy-suh-kawr] /ˈaɪ səˌkɔr/
Physics.. Also, isochor. Also called isometric, isometric line. for a given substance, a curve graphing temperature against pressure, when the volume of the substance is held constant.
Genetics. a large stretch of DNA with a high degree of uniformity in its base pairs.
[ahy-suh-me-trik] /ˌaɪ səˈmɛ trɪk/
adjective, Also, isometrical
of, relating to, or having equality of measure.
of or relating to .
Crystallography. noting or pertaining to that system of crystallization that is characterized by three equal axes at right angles to one another.
Prosody. of equal measure; made up of regular feet.
Drafting. designating a method of projection (isometric projection) in which a three-dimensional object is represented by a drawing (i·somet·ric draw·ing) having the horizontal edges of the object drawn usually at a 30° angle and all verticals projected perpendicularly from a horizontal base, all lines being drawn to scale.
isometrics, (def 1).
an isometric drawing.
Also called isometric line. Physics. (def 1).
having equal dimensions or measurements
(physiol) of or relating to muscular contraction that does not produce shortening of the muscle
(of a crystal or system of crystallization) having three mutually perpendicular equal axes
(crystallog) another word for cubic (sense 4)
(prosody) having or made up of regular feet
(of a method of projecting a drawing in three dimensions) having the three axes equally inclined and all lines drawn to scale
Also called isometric drawing. a drawing made in this way
Also called isometric line. a line on a graph showing variations of pressure with temperature at constant volume
1838, literally “of the same measure,” coined from Greek isos “equal” (see iso-) + metron “measure” (see meter (n.2)). Originally a method of using perspective in drawing; the physiological sense relating to muscular action is from 1891, from German isometrisch in this sense (1882).
isometric i·so·met·ric (ī’sə-mět’rĭk)
- Isometric period of cardiac cycle
isometric period of cardiac cycle n. The period in the cardiac cycle, extending from the closing of the atrioventricular valves to the opening of the semilunar valves, in which the muscle fibers do not shorten.
[ahy-suh-me-trik] /ˌaɪ səˈmɛ trɪk/ adjective, Also, isometrical 1. of, relating to, or having equality of measure. 2. of or relating to . 3. Crystallography. noting or pertaining to that system of crystallization that is characterized by three equal axes at right angles to one another. Compare . 4. Prosody. of equal measure; made up of […]
- Isometric scale
isometric scale n. A radiopaque strip of metal calibrated in centimeters, placed between the buttocks of an individual to be x-rayed, used to measure anteroposterior diameters of the pelvis.
[ahy-soh-mi-troh-pee-uh] /ˌaɪ soʊ mɪˈtroʊ pi ə/ noun, Ophthalmology. 1. equality of refraction in the two eyes of an individual. /ˌaɪsəʊmɪˈtrəʊpɪə/ noun 1. (ophthalmol) equal refraction of the two eyes isometropia i·so·me·tro·pi·a (ī’sō-mĭ-trō’pē-ə) n. Equality of refraction in both eyes.