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 (ôg-zē′sĭs, ôk-sē′-)
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.


something that promotes auxesis
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Adj.1.auxetic - of or relating to growth by auxesis
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As the cell topology and constitutive materials are important data, VIPER will consider the combination of different materialsand structural arrangements, in which viscoelastic, poroelastic, auxetic materials will play a major role.
Other prominent players simply mentioned in this research include Caps Cases, Creative Corrugated Designs, ETT Verpackungstechnik, i2i Europe, Industrial Packaging, Linpac Packaging, Mayr-Melnhof Karton, Model Management, Polymer Logistics, RFC Container Company and Robert Bosch, Adidas, Auxetic, Clothing+, Eleksen, Exmovere Holdings, Exo2, Fibretronic, Gentherm, Globe Manufacturing, Interactive Wear, International Fashion Machines, Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Koninklijke Ten Cate nv, Marktek, Mide Technology, Milliken, Nike, Noble Biomaterials, Outlast Technologies, Peratech, Performance Fibers, Philips, QinetiQ North America, Schoeller Textil, Sensium Healthcare, Smartex s.
25) Failure of classical elasticity in auxetic foams.
This means that auxetic materials act as excellent shock absorbers or sponges, a fact that is being explored for various uses.
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.
The Future of Auxetic Technology, David O'Keefe, president/CEO, Advanced Fabric Technologies, LLC, Houston, TX
In 2001, auxetic fibers were fabricated using a partial melt spinning technique, with PP, polyester, and nylon fibers being produced (12-14).
Patent 7,858,055 (December 28, 2010), "Moisture Sensitive Auxetic Material," WanDuk Lee, SangSoo Lee, CholWoh Koh, and Jin Heo (Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Auxetic materials [1, 2] are those which when stretched expand rather than contract in width.
Other prominent vendors - Adidas - Auxetic - Clothing+ - Eleksen - Exmovere Holdings - Exo2 - Fibretronic - Gentherm - Globe Manufacturing - Interactive Wear - International Fashion Machines - Kimberly-Clark Health Care - Koninklijke Ten Cate nv - Marktek - Mide Technology - Milliken - Nike - Noble Biomaterials - Outlast Technologies - Peratech - Performance Fibers - Philips - QinetiQ North America - Schoeller Textil - Sensium Healthcare - Smartex s.