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Extending or growing in a straight, especially a vertical, direction.
[ortho- + G. tropē, a turn]


(ôr′thə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk)
1. Growing toward or away from a stimulus such as gravity, especially along a vertical axis. Used of a plant or plant part.
2. Of or relating to a bridge deck consisting of steel plates supported by ribs underneath.

or′tho·trop′i·cal·ly adv.
or·thot′ro·pism (ôr-thŏt′rə-pĭz′əm) n.


Extending or growing in a straight, especially a vertical, direction.
[ortho- + G. tropē, a turn]
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