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haptonastic, haptonasty
The growth movement of a plant in response to a touch or contact stimulus.

The leaf movements of the Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula following a tactile stimulus, and the rapid collapse of the leaflets of the sensitive plant Mimosa pudica are examples of haptonasty.

This entry is located in the following units: hapt-, hapto-, -hapte + (page 1) nastic, -nastic; nasty, -nasty; -nastism + (page 1)