Definition of abstriction

: the formation of spores by the cutting off of usually successive terminal portions of the sporophore through the growth of septa — see conidium

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First Known Use of abstriction

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abstriction

ab- entry 1 + Late Latin striction-, strictio act of pressing together, from Latin strictus + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Abstriction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abstriction. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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