adjective pre·morse \prēˈmȯrs\

Definition of premorse

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

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Origin and Etymology of premorse

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

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