contabescence

noun
con·​ta·​bes·​cence | \ ˌkäntəˈbesᵊn(t)s \
plural -s

Definition of contabescence

: abortion of an anther

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contabescent \ ¦⸗⸗¦besᵊnt \ adjective

History and Etymology for contabescence

International Scientific Vocabulary contabesc- (from Latin contabescere to waste away, from com- + tabescere to melt gradually, to decay) + -ence

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“Contabescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contabescence. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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