nyctinasty

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From nyct- +‎ -i- +‎ -nasty.

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nyctinasty

  1. (botany) The movement of leaves or petals in response to darkness; the closing of a flower at night.
    Synonyms: nyctinastism, nyctitropism

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  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.