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nyctinasty

/ ˈnɪktɪˌnæstɪ /

noun

  1. botany a nastic movement, such as the closing of petals, that occurs in response to the alternation of day and night


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Derived Forms

  • ˌnyctiˈnastic, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of nyctinasty1

C20: from Greek nukt-, nux night + -nasty

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