Definitions for absciseæbˈsaɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to separate by abscission, as a leaf from a stem.
Origin of abscise:
1605–15; < L abscīsus, ptp. of abscīdere to cut off =abs-abs - +-cīdere, comb. form of caedere to cut
shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
remove or separate by abscission
To cut off.
To separate by means of abscission; to shed or drop.
Origin: From abscisus, perfect passive participle of abscido; formed from abs- + caedo.