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Ultimately from Ancient Greek ναστός (nastós, “pressed together”), from νάσσω (nássō, “to press, cram full”), although the sense development is unclear. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)
nastic (not comparable)
- (botany) Relating to the response of a plant to a stimulus that does not depend on the location of the stimulus.
relating to the response of a plant to a stimulus