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nastic

[nas-tik] /ˈnæs tɪk/
adjective, Botany
1.
of or showing sufficiently greater cellular force or growth on one side of an axis to change the form or position of the axis.
Origin
1900-1910
1900-10; < Greek nast(ós) pressed close, stamped down, firm (equivalent to nad- stem of nássein to press, squeeze + -tos past participle suffix, with dt > st) + -ic

-nastic

1.
a combining form occurring in adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -nasty:
hyponastic.
Origin
see nastic
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