to bend in a direction that is continuously moving in a horizontal direction
See Also: circumnutating, circumnutation

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  • Circumnutate — Cir cum*nu tate, v. i. [Pref. circum + nutate.] To pass through the stages of circumnutation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circumnutate — circumnutation, n. circumnutatory /serr keuhm nooh teuh tawr ee, tohr ee, nyooh /, adj. /serr keuhm nooh tayt, nyooh /, v.i., circumnutated, circumnutating. (of the apex of a stem or other growing part of a plant) to bend or move around in an… …   Universalium

  • circumnutate — cir·cum·nutate …   English syllables

  • circumnutate — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: circum + nutate : to grow in a way characteristic of circumnutation …   Useful english dictionary

  • wander — [v1] move about aimlessly aberrate, amble, circumambulate, circumlocute, circumnutate, cruise, deviate, divagate, diverge, drift, float, follow one’s nose*, gad*, gallivant*, globe trot, hike, hopscotch*, jaunt, maunder, meander, peregrinate,… …   New thesaurus

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