-nasty

-nasty

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
 
n combining form
indicating a nastic movement to a certain stimulus: nyctinasty
 
[from Greek nastos pressed down, close-pressed]
 
-nastic
 
adj combining form

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