Circumnutation
Circumnutation Cir`cum*nu*ta"tion, n. (Bot.) The successive bowing or bending in different directions of the growing tip of the stems of many plants, especially seen in climbing plants. [1913 Webster]

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  • circumnutation — ● circumnutation nom féminin Synonyme de nutation. ● circumnutation (synonymes) nom féminin Synonymes : nutation …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • circumnutation — [sʉr΄kəmnyo͞o tā′shən] n. 〚 CIRCUM + NUTATION〛 Bot. the irregular spiral or elliptical rotation of the apex of a growing stem, root, or shoot, caused by differences in the rate of growth of the opposite sides * * * …   Universalium

  • circumnutation — [sʉr΄kəmnyo͞o tā′shən] n. [ CIRCUM + NUTATION] Bot. the irregular spiral or elliptical rotation of the apex of a growing stem, root, or shoot, caused by differences in the rate of growth of the opposite sides …   English World dictionary

  • circumnutation — noun The successive bowing or bending in different directions of the growing tip of the stem of many plants, especially seen in climbing plants …   Wiktionary

  • circumnutation — cir·cum·nutation …   English syllables

  • circumnutation — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun ( s) Etymology: circum + nutation (influenced by German rotierende nutation, literally, revolving nutation) : a movement of the growing portions of a plant to form spirals, irregular curves, or ellipses compare nutation …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumnutate — circumnutation, n. circumnutatory /serr keuhm nooh teuh tawr ee, tohr ee, nyooh /, adj. /serr keuhm nooh tayt, nyooh /, v.i., circumnutated, circumnutating. (of the apex of a stem or other growing part of a plant) to bend or move around in an… …   Universalium

  • Plante grimpante — Une vielle cheminée d usine en brique, presque totalement recouverte par une plante grimpante (probablement du lierre), située à Meidling, Vienne On appelle plante grimpante tout végétal capable de s élever verticalement en s appuyant, en s… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • DIOSCORÉALES — Les Dioscoréales sont des plantes monocotylédones des régions intertropicales et tempérées de l’Ancien et du Nouveau Monde, qui groupent des herbes et des lianes formant des rhizomes ou des tubercules. L’ordre est divisé en quatre familles dont… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • circumnutaţie — circumnutáţie s. f. (sil. ţi e), art. circumnutáţia (sil. ţi a), g. d. circumnutáţii, art. circumnutáţiei Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CIRCUMNUTÁŢIE s.f. Fenomen prin care extremităţile unui ax vegetal descriu o… …   Dicționar Român

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