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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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The mission includes: - the appropriation and continuation of pavement diagnostics since their implementation in 2004, - the design and implementation of pavement renewal works including the definition and justification of the proposed products and technical solutions with respect to the constraints related to the thinness of the "waterproofing-wearing course" complex on orthotropic slabs (expansion of the deck to the implementation, Efforts on the coating related to the expansion of the metal structure and negative bending), - provision of a decision support system for the programming of future pavement maintenance works.
It is also important to mention that although the majority of studies of the cocoa propagation have been developed in plagiotropic branches, the methods in general are also applicable to the orthotropic material, since there is no evidence of real difference between the two types of growth, as mentioned by CHEESMAN (1935).
The use of such highly orthotropic materials in structures with complicated geometry and loading conditions will increase the risks in design further.
Various material types, including isotropic, orthotropic, and anisotropic, are considered in the model.
On postoperative day 3, the patient's head position was improved, he was orthotropic in primary gaze, and fundus photography showed +1 intorsion.
Free vibration of thick orthotropic plates using trigonometric shear deformation theory, Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures 8(3): 229-243.
The maximum amplitude at the resonant frequency is 41 mV, while the 1-direction amplitude is low, which shows the orthotropic performance.
Dastjerdi and Jabbarzadeh [26] studied the multilayer orthotropic circular GSs nonlinear bending using nonlocal elasticity theory.
Moreover, the metasurface is an orthotropic structure with a pair of mutually perpendicular symmetric axes u and v along [+ or -] 45[degrees] directions with respect to the y-axis, and its transmission coefficients at x- and y-polarized incidences are completely equal.
However, apart from the scimitar's syndrome, there is neither pulmonary hypoplasia nor shunt because drainage of the abnormal vein is orthotropic, means there is an abnormal coursed vein that drains to normal the left atrium, so there is no shunt.
At the direct and reverse branches of the pipe conveyor, the belt is symmetrically loaded with regards to the longitudinal plane, and it can be considered as being an orthotropic, initially-tense cylindrical shell.
The skin studied in this paper is an orthotropic plate [[0].sub.4] with three mutually perpendicular planes of symmetry.