Orthotropic Definition

ôrthə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk
Designating or of a design for bridges in which the structural supporting units also form the deck, or road surface, thus reducing weight and cost of construction.
Webster's New World
Growing toward or away from a stimulus such as gravity, especially along a vertical axis. Used of a plant or plant part.
American Heritage
Of or relating to a bridge deck consisting of steel plates supported by ribs underneath.
American Heritage
Designating, of, or showing vertical growth, as most main stems and roots.
Webster's New World

(botany) Growing vertically, either upwards or downwards.


Origin of Orthotropic

  • ortho- +"Ž -tropic

    From Wiktionary

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