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nutation

 [noo-ta´shun]
the act of nodding, especially involuntary nodding.

nu·ta·tion

(nū-tā'shŭn),
The act of nodding, especially involuntary nodding.
[L. annuo, to nod]

nutation

/nu·ta·tion/ (noo-ta´shun) the act of nodding, especially involuntary nodding.

nutation

[no̅o̅tā′shən]
Etymology: L, nutare, to nod
the act of nodding, especially involuntary nodding as occurs in some neurological disorders.

nu·ta·tion

(nū-tā'shŭn)
chiropractic The backward rotation of the ilium on the sacrum. usage note This concept is not shared by some medical practitioners.
[L. annuo, to nod]

nutation

Nodding of the head, usually involuntary.

nutation

the continuous movement of the growing part of a plant during growth which usually follows a spiral course, as in the stem of a convolvulus.

nutation

the result of the angular momentum and angular velocity vectors of a body or object being in different directions, leading to a rotation about a third axis.

nutation

involuntary nodding (see pelvic nutation)

nutation,

n leaning forward, the anterior movement of the sacrum around a transverse axis relative to the hip bones.

nutation

the act of nodding, especially involuntary nodding.