Definitions for abscissionæbˈsɪʒ ən, -ˈsɪʃ-
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ab•scis•sionæbˈsɪʒ ən, -ˈsɪʃ-(n.)
the act of cutting off; sudden termination.
the normal separation of flowers, fruit, and leaves from plants.
Origin of abscission:
1605–15; < L abscissiō. See abscissa , -tion
shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant
abscission, cutting off(noun)
the act of cutting something off
The act or process of cutting off.
A figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly
The natural separation of a part at a predetermined location, such as a leaf at the base of the petiole.
Origin: First attested in the early 15th century. From abscissio, from abscindo
the act or process of cutting off
the state of being cut off
a figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, "He is a man of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity -- but I need say no more."
Abscission is a term used in several areas of biology to mean shedding of various parts of an organism. In plant sciences, it most commonly refers to the process by which a plant drops one or more of its parts, such as a leaf, fruit, flower or seed. In zoology, the term may be used to describe the intentional shedding of a body part, such as the shedding of a claw husk, or the autotomy of a tail to evade a predator. In mycology, it may refer to the liberation of a fungal spore. In cell biology, abscission refers to the separation of two daughter cells at the completion of cytokinesis.
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