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 (ôr′thə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk)
1. Growing toward or away from a stimulus such as gravity, especially along a vertical axis. Used of a plant or plant part.
2. Of or relating to a bridge deck consisting of steel plates supported by ribs underneath.

or′tho·trop′i·cal·ly adv.
or·thot′ro·pism (ôr-thŏt′rə-pĭz′əm) n.


1. (Botany) botany relating to or showing growth that is in direct line with the stimulus
2. (General Engineering) (of a material) having different elastic properties in different planes
orthotropism n
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