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[awr-thuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌɔr θəˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/

Botany. noting, pertaining to, or exhibiting a mode of vertical growth.
(botany) relating to or showing growth that is in direct line with the stimulus
(of a material) having different elastic properties in different planes

orthotropic or·tho·trop·ic (ôr’thə-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk)
Tending to grow or form along a vertical axis.
or·thot’ro·pism (ôr-thŏt’rə-pĭz’əm) n.


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