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A material that has physical properties which have different magnitudes in different directions. Of a property: varying with direction. Opposite to isotropic. This is the property that makes some crystals display various colors when sandwiched between two polarizer filters.
anisotropically – adverb
anisotropy – noun
A natural water-soluble vitamin (Vitamin C), which can be used to make crystals for polarized micrograph. 1 gram dissolves in 3 ml of water. It will also dissolve in ethanol, so can use half water half ethanol for a quicker drying solution.