premorse

adjective
pre·​morse | \ prēˈmȯrs \

Definition of premorse

: bitten off : terminated abruptly or as if bitten off : irregularly truncate a premorse root

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History and Etymology for premorse

Latin praemorsus, from past participle of praemordēre to bite off in front, from prae- pre- + mordēre to bite

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“Premorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premorse. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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