aeolotropy defined in 1939 yearaeolotropy - Aeolotropy (Gr. aiolos. shifting; trepein, to turn);
aeolotropy - Alteration in the electrical, optical, and other physical qualities of a body due to change of position. Thus a tube could be given a twist which would alter its electrical conductivity, and would then be said to be aeolotropic in regard to its electrical conductivity. Iceland spar is a mineral which does not exhibit the same optical refractivity in all directions. Its condition is said to be one of optical aeolotropy.
near aeolotropy in Knolik
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