abscise(redirected from abscises)
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v. ab·scised, ab·scis·ing, ab·scis·es
To cut off; remove.
To shed by abscission.
(Botany) to separate or be separated by abscission
[C17: from Latin abscisus, from abscīdere to cut off]
v.i. -scised, -scis•ing.
to separate by abscission, as a leaf from a stem.
[1605–15; < Latin abscīsus, past participle of abscīdere to cut off =abs- abs- + -cīdere, comb. form of caedere to cut]
Past participle: abscised
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|Verb||1.||abscise - shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue|
abscise - remove or separate by abscission
|2.||abscise - remove or separate by abscission |
abscise - shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue