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## isotropic

[i″so-trop´ik]
1. having the same value of a property, such as refractive index, in all directions, as in a cubic crystal or a piece of glass.
2. being singly refractive.

## i·so·tro·pic

, isotropous (ī'sō-trop'ik, ī-sot'rō-pŭs),
Having properties that are the same in all directions.
[iso- + G. tropē, a turn]

## isotropic

/iso·tro·pic/ (-tro´pik)
1. having the same value of a property, e.g., refractive index, in all directions.
2. being singly refractive.

## i·so·tro·pic

, isotropous (ī'sō-trō'pik, ī-sot'rŏ-pŭs)
Having properties which are the same in all directions.
[iso- + G. tropē, a turn]

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## isotropic

Having the same properties of refraction in all directions. See anisotropic; birefringence.

## isotropic

1. having the same value of a property, such as refractive index, in all directions, as in a cubic crystal or a piece of glass.
2. being singly refractive.
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