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abscission
n. cutting off, removal by cutting (as in surgery); shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit

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Abscission
Abscission (from the Latin ab, meaning away, and scindere, meaning to cut) is the shedding of various parts of an organism, such as a plant dropping a leaffruitflower, or seed. In zoology, abscission is the intentional shedding of a body part, such as the shedding of a claw, husk, or the autotomy of a tail to evade a predator. In mycology, it is the liberation of a fungal spore. In cell biology, abscission refers to the separation of two daughter cells at the completion of cytokinesis.

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abscission

Noun
1. shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant
(hypernym) shedding, sloughing
2. the act of cutting something off
(synonym) cutting off
(hypernym) removal, remotion
(hyponym) circumcision
(derivation) abscise


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abscission
nf. abscission, cutting off, removal by cutting (as in surgery)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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Abscission
(n.)
The state of being cut off.
  
 
(n.)
The act or process of cutting off.
  
 
(n.)
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."
  

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