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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for circumnutation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


circumnutation (countable and uncountable, plural circumnutations)

  1. (botany) The successive bowing or bending in different directions of the growing tip of the stem of many plants, especially seen in climbing plants.