mot-, moto-, -motile, -motility, -motorial, -motoric, -motive, -motored; mov-

(Latin: move, motion)

nastic movement
Movement of a flat plant part, oriented relative to the plant body and produced by a variety of stimuli that cause disproportioinate growth or increased turgor pressure in the tissues of one surface.

The opening and closing movements of many flowers, and the responses of leaves to changes of temperature and light, are externally directed, or paratonic, nastic movements. Specialized plants, such as the insectivorous sundew, move in response to the touch and chemical stimuli of captured insects.

Nastic movements are responses to stimuli that uniformly affect the plant or else elicit a uniform response regardless of the direction they come from, whereas tropisms are movements in response to stimuli coming from one direction; geotropism, for example, is the response to gravity. The distinction between nasticisms and tropisms is sometimes unclear.

—Modified excerpts from The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia
Non fluctu nec flatu movetur. (Latin proverb)
He is not moved by either wave nor wind.
Non tua te moveant, sed publica vota.
Let not your own, but the public wishes move you.
1. A reference to the movements of the eyes; applied especially to the common motor nerves (or third pair of cranial nerves) which supply many of the muscles of the orbit.
2. Referring to or effecting movements of the eyes.
oculomotor nerve
The third cranial nerve which is responsible for the nerve supply to the muscles around the eye, including the upper eyelid muscle, which raises the eyelid; the extraocular muscle, which moves the eye inward; and the pupillary muscle, which constricts the pupil.

Paralysis of the oculomotor nerve results in a drooping eyelid (ptosis), deviation of the eyeball outward (and therefore double vision), and a dilated (wide-open) pupil.

Omnem movere lapidem. (Latin proverb)
1. "To move every stone."
2. "To leave no stone unturned."

By extension: "Keep trying to do your best when working on a project or an enterprise."

palatum mobile, palatum molle
The soft, mobile, posterior (back) one third of the palate which is the inside upper part of the mouth where the front is the harder part or the hard palate, and where the back or softer part is the soft palate.

It is attached anteriorly to the posterior margin of the hard palate and laterally to the pharyngeal wall, and it extends backwards and downwards into and between the nasal and oral parts of the pharynx or the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone.

Moved by foot power; a velocipede.
A child is progressing on a velocipede.
A young boy is pedomotivating himself on a velocipede with his bipeds.

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1. A reference to the arrector muscles, the contraction of which produces cutis ansertina (goose flesh) and the erection of the hairs.
2. Causing movements of hairs, as the arrectores pilorum.
1. Relating to the regulation of the rate of respiration.
2. Concerning the regulation of the pulmonary respiration rate.
1. To raise someone to a more senior job or a higher position or rank; that is, to advance in rank, dignity, position, etc., which is the opposite of demote.
2. To put a person ahead to the next higher stage or grade of a course or series of classes.
3. To encourage the growth and development of something.
4. To publicize a product so that people will buy or rent it; that is, to encourage the sales, acceptance, etc., of (a product); especially, through advertising or other publicity. .
5. To further something by helping to arrange or to introduce it.
6. To move a soccer team or player from a lower to a higher division of a league.
7. In chess, to exchange a pawn for a more powerful piece, usually a queen, when it reaches an opponent's end of the board.

Related "move, motion" word units: cine-; kine-; mobil-; oscillo-; seismo-; vibro-.