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Definition of Nyctitropism

Nyctitropism Nyc*tit"ro*pism, n. [From Gr. ?, ?, night + ? to turn.] (Plant Physiol.) The tendency of certain plant organs, as leaves, to assume special ``sleeping' positions or make curvatures under the influence of darkness. It is well illustrated in the leaflets of clover and other leguminous plants.

Meaning of Nyctitropism from wikipedia

- Nyctinasty is the circadian rhythmic nastic movement of higher plants in response to the onset of darkness, or a plant "sleeping". It has been argued that...