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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

orthotropic

Having dissimilar elastic properties in two mutually perpendicular directions; i.e., orthogonal-anisotropic.
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Rhizomatous branching was defined as lateral axillary branching where branches were restricted to the base of the stem but grew plagiotropically (horizontally) for some time before growing orthotropically (vertically).