contabescence

noun con·ta·bes·cence \ˌkäntəˈbesən(t)s\

Definition of contabescence

plural

-s

  1. :  abortion of an anther

contabescent

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of contabescence

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


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