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  • a  of or relating to growth by auxesis
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  • Bulletproof nuclei? Stem cells exhibit unusual absorption property
    Stem cells -- the body's master cells -- demonstrate a bizarre property never before seen at a cellular level, according to a study. The property -- known as auxeticity -- is one which may have application as wide-ranging as soundproofing, super-absorbent sponges and bulletproof vests. Most materials when stretched will contract. The opposite is also true: squeeze a material and it will expand ...
    April 21, 2014 - Science Daily

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