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Anisotropy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Anisotropy
Tree Number(s)
G01.590.040
G02.050
Unique ID
D016880
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016880
Annotation
usually NIM
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.
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/02
Revision Date
2016/01/15

No Qualifiers
Anisotropy Preferred
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