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abscission

noun ab·scis·sion \ab-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of ABSCISSION

1
:  the act or process of cutting off :  removal
2
:  the natural separation of flowers, fruit, or leaves from plants at a special separation layer

Origin of ABSCISSION

Middle English abscisioun, from Anglo-French abscission, Latin abscission-, abscissio, from abscindere
First Known Use: 15th century

abscission

noun ab·scis·sion \ab-ˈsizh-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ABSCISSION

:  the act or process of cutting off :  ablation

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