Definition of abjoint
: to form by cutting off (as a protuberance from a mother cell)
: 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: 1887See Words from the same year
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