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Descriptor English: Anisotropy
Descriptor Spanish: Anisotropía
Descriptor Portuguese: Anisotropia
Descriptor French: Anisotropie
Entry term(s): Anisotropies
Tree number(s): G01.590.040
G02.050
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016880
Scope note: A physical property showing different values in relation to the direction in or along which the measurement is made. The physical property may be with regard to thermal or electric conductivity or light refraction. In crystallography, it describes crystals whose index of refraction varies with the direction of the incident light. It is also called acolotropy and colotropy. The opposite of anisotropy is isotropy wherein the same values characterize the object when measured along axes in all directions.
Annotation: usually NIM
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
DeCS ID: 30264
Unique ID: D016880
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Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/05/02
Revision Date: 2016/01/15
Anisotropy - Preferred
Concept UI M0025684
Scope note A physical property showing different values in relation to the direction in or along which the measurement is made. The physical property may be with regard to thermal or electric conductivity or light refraction. In crystallography, it describes crystals whose index of refraction varies with the direction of the incident light. It is also called acolotropy and colotropy. The opposite of anisotropy is isotropy wherein the same values characterize the object when measured along axes in all directions.
Preferred term Anisotropy
Entry term(s) Anisotropies



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