Definitions for absciseæbˈsaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•sciseæbˈsaɪz(v.i.)-scised, -scis•ing.

  1. to separate by abscission, as a leaf from a stem.

    Category: Botany

Origin of abscise:

1605–15; < L abscīsus, ptp. of abscīdere to cut off =abs-abs - +-cīdere, comb. form of caedere to cut

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abscise(verb)

    shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue

  2. abscise(verb)

    remove or separate by abscission

Wiktionary

  1. abscise(Verb)

    To cut off.

  2. abscise(Verb)

    To separate by means of abscission; to shed or drop.

  3. Origin: From abscisus, perfect passive participle of abscido; formed from abs- + caedo.

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