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circumnutation

/ (ˌsɜkəmnjuːˈteɪʃən) /
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noun
another name for nutation (def. 3)
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Word Origin for circumnutation

C19: from circum- + -nutate, from Latin nūtāre to nod repeatedly, sway
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How to use circumnutation in a sentence

  • It is sufficient for my purpose to point out that Darwin's explanation of circumnutation is not universally accepted.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
  • Personally I believe that circumnutation is automatic—is primarily due to internal stimuli.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
  • Under these conditions circumnutation becomes irregular or ceases altogether.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
  • The bare fact that circumnutation is a general property of plants (other than climbing species) is not generally rejected.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
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