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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abstriction was in 1879

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“Abstriction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abstriction. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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