noun ab·stric·tion

Definition of abstriction

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of abstriction

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

First Known Use: 1879

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to criticize severely

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