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Abscission

Abscission Meaning & Definition
Abscission Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abscission?

[n] the act of cutting something off
[n] shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abscission: cutting off

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abscission:

See Also | circumcision | remotion | removal | shedding | sloughing

Abscission In Webster's Dictionary

\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.''

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