isotropic [ī sä′trə pəsī΄sō träp′ik, ī΄sōtrō′pik; ī΄səträp′ik, ī΄sətrō′pik]
having physical properties, as conductivity, elasticity, etc., that are the same regardless of the direction of measurement: also isotropous [ī sä′trə pəs]
isotropy [ī sät′rəpē]

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