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abscise

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verb ab·scise \ab-ˈsīz\

Definition of abscise

abscised

abscising

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to separate (as a flower from a stem) by abscission

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to separate by abscission



Origin and Etymology of abscise

Latin abscisus, past participle of abscidere, from abs- + caedere to cut


First Known Use: 1612


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