aniso-, anis- +

(Greek: unequal; by extension: unsymmetrical, uneven; dissimilar, unlike)

A combination of an- (Greek), "negative", "no", or "not"; plus iso-, "equal" resulting in unequal or not equal.

A formative of technical terms, in many cases merely the negative of corresponding terms in iso-.

anisopteran, anisopterous
1. Having unequal wings; especially, in botany of fruit, flowers, seeds, etc.
2. Belonging to or pertaining to the suborder Anisoptera, including dragonflies.
An irregularity of the heart in which there is a lack of coordination between atrial and ventricular activity.
Irregular action of the heart, or absence of synchronism in the rate of atria and ventricles.
anisosphygmia (s) (noun), anisosphygmias (pl)
A difference in volume, force, or time of the pulse in the corresponding arteries on two sides of the body; such as, the two radials, or femorals (thighs).
A dimorphic spore, the sexes differing in size.
Referring to a flower whose number of stamens is different from the number of carpels, petals, and sepals.
Of unequal strength; denoting two muscles or groups of muscles that are either paired or are antagonists.
anisothenic (adjective), more anisothenic, most anisothenic
Characteristic of having unequal strength: As the result of years of carrying the heavy bag of newspapers on Erick's left side during his daily routes, he was aware that he had anisothenic strength in his left arm compared to his more active right arm.
Not having equal tension; having unequal osmotic pressure.
anisotropic (adjective), more anisotropic, most anisotropic
1. A reference to having unequal responses to external stimuli: After Jody's stroke, she exhibited an anisotropic response to physical stimuli on her left side.
2. Conveying properties that vary depending on the various directions of measurements: A crystal has an anisotropic structure because it is stronger along its length than it is from side to side.
3. Descriptive of having properties that are the same in all directions: When measuring the transmission of light through the colored glass, Drew, as a scientist, noted a distinct anisotropic pattern because the properties differed depending on the direction in which he turned the glass.
4.Referring to showing different properties as to velocity of light transmission, conductivity of heat or electricity, compressibility, and so on, in different directions: The early scholars of astronomy noted the anisotropic and varying properties of light, heat, etc. of the stars which they could see.
anisotropy (s) (noun), anisotropies (pl)
1. The departure of cosmic microwave radiation from equal intensity in all direcions.
2. The property of a plant that assumes a certain position in response to an external stimulus.
3. A situation when there are unequal responses to external stimuli.