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"Anisotropy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Anisotropy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Anisotropy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 424 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 52 publications in 2014
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