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[ahy-suh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌaɪ səˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/

Physics. of equal physical properties along all axes.
Compare (def 1).
Zoology. lacking axes that are predetermined, as in some eggs.
having uniform physical properties in all directions
(biology) not having predetermined axes: isotropic eggs

1864, from iso- + Greek tropikos “belonging to a turning,” from tropos “a turning, way, manner” (see trope).

isotropic i·so·trop·ic (ī’sə-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk)
Identical in all directions.
i·sot’ro·py (ī-sŏt’rə-pē) or i·sot’ro·pism (-pĭz’əm) n.
(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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