separation layer

noun

Definition of separation layer

: a distinct layer within an abscission zone of a plant varying in thickness and composed of cells that are smaller and different in shape from those above and below and contain abundant starch and dense cytoplasm by the disorganization of which abscission is effected

called also abscission layer

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“Separation layer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/separation%20layer. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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