abscission /əbˈsɪʃ(ə)n/

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Botany] the natural detachment of parts of a plant, typically dead leaves and ripe fruit.

leaf abscission in trees.
[as modifier]
abscission layer.
II. derivatives

abscise /əbˈsʌɪz /
verb


– origin early 17th cent.: from Latin abscissio(n-), from abscindere, from ab- ‘off’ + scindere ‘to cut’.

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