- (of the apex of a stem or other growing part of a plant) to bend or move around in an irregular circular or elliptical path.
Origin of circumnutate
Examples from the Web for circumnutation
Historical Examples of circumnutation
It is sufficient for my purpose to point out that Darwin's explanation of circumnutation is not universally accepted.
Personally I believe that circumnutation is automatic—is primarily due to internal stimuli.
The bare fact that circumnutation is a general property of plants (other than climbing species) is not generally rejected.
- another name for nutation (def. 3)