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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.
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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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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).
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.
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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.
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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.