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)

Word History


ab- entry 1 + joint

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of abjoint was in 1887

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“Abjoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abjoint. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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