orthotropic

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orthotropic

[¦ȯr·thə¦träp·ik]
(mechanics)
Having elastic properties such as those of timber, that is, with considerable variations of strength in two or more directions perpendicular to one another.

orthotropic

Having dissimilar elastic properties in two mutually perpendicular directions; i.e., orthogonal-anisotropic.
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'Orthotropics is a far more natural and gentler approach While orthodontists don't treat children with crooked teeth until they hit their teens, orthotropics starts much earlier.
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