Definitions for nasticˈnæs tɪk

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nas•ticˈnæs tɪk(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to movement in a plant part in response to cellular changes in growth or pressure.

    Category: Botany

Origin of nastic:

1900–10; < Gk nast(ós) pressed close, stamped down (v. adj. of nássein to press)


  1. nastic(Adjective)

    Relates to the response of a plant to a stimulus that does not depend on the location of the stimulus.

    Many flowers close themselves at night, this nastic movement is in reponse to the brightness of the sky.


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