• synonyms


  1. botany a nastic movement in response to a temperature change, as occurs in the opening of certain flowers
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Examples from the Web for thermonasty

Historical Examples

  • I shall for convenience distinguish the differential growth under temperature variation as Thermonasty proper.

    Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919

    Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

  • Further tests will be given later, to distinguish the phenomenon of Thermonasty from that of Thermo-geotropism.