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

Word History


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

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“Premorse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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