mot-, moto-, -motile, -motility, -motorial, -motoric, -motive, -motored; mov-
(Latin: move, motion)
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.
2. Referring to or effecting movements of the eyes.
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.
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."
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.
2. Causing movements of hairs, as the arrectores pilorum.
2. Concerning the regulation of the pulmonary respiration rate.
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.