auxetic growth


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  • growth — The increase in size of a living being or any of its parts occurring in the process of development. accretionary g. g. by an increase of intercellular material. appositional g. g. accomplished by the addition of new layers on those previously… …   Medical dictionary

  • auxetic — adj. of or pertaining to auxesis, of or pertaining to the growth of an organism which occurs due to an increase in cell size (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • auxetic — adjective of or relating to growth by auxesis • Pertains to noun: ↑auxesis • Derivationally related forms: ↑auxesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Buckypaper — is a thin sheet made from an aggregate of carbon nanotubes. Originally, it was fabricated as a way to handle carbon nanotubes, but it is currently being studied and developed into applications by several research groups, showing promise as a… …   Wikipedia

  • auxesis — [ôks ē′sis] n. [ModL < Gr auxēsis, growth < auxein, to increase: see WAX2] Biol. the process of cell growth caused by the increase of cell volume prior to cell division auxetic [ôkset′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • auxesis — noun growth from increase in cell size without cell division • Derivationally related forms: ↑auxetic • Hypernyms: ↑growth, ↑growing, ↑maturation, ↑development, ↑ontogeny, ↑ontogenesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • auxesis —   n. growth in cell size; hyperbole.    ♦ auxetic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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