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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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).