Growing toward or away from a stimulus such as gravity, especially along a vertical axis. Used of a plant or plant part.
Of or relating to a bridge deck consisting of steel plates supported by ribs underneath.
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.
(bot.) Designating, of, or showing vertical growth, as most main stems and roots.
Origin of orthotropic
- ortho- +"Ž -tropic