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aux·e·sis

 (ôg-zē′sĭs, ôk-sē′-)
n.
Growth resulting from increase in cell size without cell division.

[Greek auxēsis, growth, from auxanein, auxē-, to grow; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

aux·et′ic (ôg-zĕt′ĭk) adj.
aux·et′i·cal·ly adv.

auxetic

(ɔːkˈsɛtɪk)
n
something that promotes auxesis
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Adj.1.auxetic - of or relating to growth by auxesis
Translations
auxétique
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Auxetics are materials with a negative Poisson's ratio.
US Patent 8,277,719 (October 2, 2012), "Process for the Preparation of Auxetic Foams," Andrew Alderson, Kim Lesley Alderson, Philip John Davies, and Gillian Mary Smart (Auxetic Technologies Ltd.