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isotropic

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adjective iso·tro·pic \ˌī-sə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträ-\

Definition of isotropic

  1. :  exhibiting properties (as velocity of light transmission) with the same values when measured along axes in all directions <an isotropic crystal>

isot·ro·py play \ī-ˈsä-trə-pē\ noun


Origin of isotropic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1856


Medical Dictionary

isotropic

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adjective iso·tro·pic \ˌī-sə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträp-ik\

Medical Definition of isotropic

  1. 1:  exhibiting properties (as velocity of light transmission) with the same values when measured along axes in all directions <an isotropic crystal>

  2. 2:  lacking predetermined axes <an isotropic egg>

  3. isot·ro·py \ī-ˈsä-trə-pē\play noun, plural isot·ro·pies




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