Orthotropic meaning

ôrthə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk
Growing toward or away from a stimulus such as gravity, especially along a vertical axis. Used of a plant or plant part.
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Of or relating to a bridge deck consisting of steel plates supported by ribs underneath.
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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.
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(bot.) Designating, of, or showing vertical growth, as most main stems and roots.
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(botany) Growing vertically, either upwards or downwards.
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Origin of orthotropic

  • ortho- +"Ž -tropic

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