ab·​joint | \ (ˈ)ab¦jȯint \

Definition of abjoint

transitive verb

: to form by cutting off (as a protuberance from a mother cell)

intransitive verb

: to separate by means of a cross wall (as of certain cells and of fungal spores cut off from hyphal tips)

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First Known Use of abjoint

1887, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for abjoint

ab- entry 1 + joint

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“Abjoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abjoint. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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