abscission

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noun ab·scis·sion \ab-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of abscission

  1. 1 :  the act or process of cutting off :  removal

  2. 2 :  the natural separation of flowers, fruit, or leaves from plants at a special separation layer

Origin and Etymology of abscission

Middle English abscisioun, from Anglo-French abscission, Latin abscission-, abscissio, from abscindere


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

abscission

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noun ab·scis·sion \ab-ˈsizh-ən\

Medical Definition of abscission

  1. :  the act or process of cutting off :  ablation



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