verb (used without object), cir·cum·nu·tat·ed, cir·cum·nu·tat·ing.
Origin of circumnutate
Related formscir·cum·nu·ta·tion, nouncir·cum·nu·ta·to·ry [sur-kuh m-noo-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -nyoo-] /ˌsɜr kəmˈnu təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈnyu-/, adjective
Examples from the Web for circumnutation
Personally I believe that circumnutation is automatic—is primarily due to internal stimuli.
It is sufficient for my purpose to point out that Darwin's explanation of circumnutation is not universally accepted.
The bare fact that circumnutation is a general property of plants (other than climbing species) is not generally rejected.