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1.
a combining form with the meaning “nastic pressure,” of the kind or in the direction specified by the initial element:
hyponasty.
Origin
< Greek nast(ós) pressed close (see nastic) + -y3
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-nasty

combining form
1.
indicating a nastic movement to a certain stimulus nyctinasty
Derived Forms
-nastic, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek nastos pressed down, close-pressed
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