abjoint

verb ab·joint \(ˈ)ab¦jȯint\

Definition of abjoint

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form by cutting off (as a protuberance from a mother cell)

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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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Origin and Etymology of abjoint

1ab- + joint


First Known Use: 1887


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