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anisotropic

 [an-i″so-trop´ik]
1. having unlike properties in different directions.
2. doubly refracting, or having a double polarizing power.
3. in cardiac physiology, having nonuniform conduction; used to describe the nonuniform characteristics of the myocardium in the direction perpendicular to the conduction direction of a fiber. See also isotropic.

an·i·so·tro·pic

(an-ī'sō-trop'ik),
Not having properties that are the same in all directions.
[aniso- + G. tropos, a turning]

anisotropic

/an·iso·tro·pic/ (-tro´pik)
1. having unlike properties in different directions.
2. doubly refracting, or having a double polarizing power.

an·i·so·tro·pic

(an-īsō-trōpik)
Not having properties that are the same in all directions.
[aniso- + G. tropos, a turning]

anisotropic 

State of an optical medium in which the optical properties are not the same in all directions, due to the fact that the refractive index is not the same for all directions. An incident ray will be divided, within a uniaxial anisotropic medium, into two refracted rays; an ordinary ray which obeys Snell's law and an extraordinary ray which follows a different law. Most crystals are anisotropic. See birefringence; dichroism; isotropic.

an·i·so·tro·pic

(an-īsō-trōpik)
Not having properties that are the same in all directions.
[aniso- + G. tropos, a turning]

anisotropic

1. having unlike properties in different directions.
2. doubly refracting, or having a double polarizing power.
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Optical data: In reflected light: nondescript gray, moderate anisotropism, nonbireflectant, nonpleochroic.
Optical data: In reflected light: white with a yellow tint, moderate anisotropism, weak bireflectance, pleochroism not noted.
Optical data: In reflected light: grayish white, low anisotropism, low bireflectance, nonpleochroic, rare red internal reflections.
Optical data: In reflected light: gray, moderate anisotropism with gray-blue to white tints, bireflectance not mentioned, strong gray-white pleochroism.
In reflected light: brownish with a pale green tinge, anisotropism moderate-distinct from dark brown to pale greyish green, bireflectance weak, pleochroism brownish to greenish.
In reflected light: buff to slightly grey-green buff; moderate anisotropism, rotation tints rose-brown, grey-green, pale bluish grey and dark steel-blue; bireflectance weak (air), moderate (oil); very weak pleochroism.
Optical data: In reflected light: bright white with bluish tint; no anisotropism, but sometimes weak with bluish or yellowish tint; bireflectance not observed; pleochroism, not observed.
Optical data: In reflected light: bright white with yellowish tint; no anisotropism, but some grains moderate with bluish or yellowish tint; no bireflectance or pleochroism.
In reflected light: bright yellowish white with bluish tint, moderate anisotropism with bluish or yellowish tint, no bireflectance, nonpleochroic.
In reflected light: greyish white, clearly visible anisotropism from bluish to very weak reddish, visible bireflectance, nonpleochroic.
In reflected light: pale yellow to grayish yellow, no anisotropism, no
In relected light: pale yellowish pink, no anisotropism, no