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A diurnal movement of plant parts, such as the opening during the day and closing during the night of certain flowers.
nyc′ti·nas′tic (-tĭk) adj.
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(Botany) botany a nastic movement, such as the closing of petals, that occurs in response to the alternation of day and night
[C20: from Greek nukt-, nux night + -nasty]
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