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Meaning of ABSCISSION

Pronunciation:  ab'sizhun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of cutting something off
  2. [n]  shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant
 

ABSCISSION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: cutting off
 
 See Also: circumcision, remotion, removal, shedding, sloughing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab*scis"sion\, n. [L. abscissio. See {Abscind}.]
1. The act or process of cutting off. ``Not to be cured
   without the abscission of a member.'' --Jer. Taylor.

2. The state of being cut off. --Sir T. Browne.

3. (Rhet.) A figure of speech employed when a speaker having
   begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, ``He is a man
   of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity -- but
   I need say no more.''

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The normal shedding from a plant of an organ that is mature or aged, e.g. a ripe fruit, an old leaf. adj. abscissile.
 

 

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