clipped form

clipped form

(klĭpt)
n.
A word formed by dropping one or more syllables from a polysyllabic word, such as gas from gasoline or phone from telephone. Also called clipping.

clipped form

n
(Linguistics) a shortened form of a word, as for example doc for doctor

clipped′ form`


n.
a word formed by dropping one or more syllables from a longer word or phrase with no change in meaning, as deli from delicatessen or flu from influenza.
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demonstrated that pro-PSA is present in serum, and clipped forms represent only a small portion of total PSA; conversely, in seminal fluid, clipped forms represent a substantial portion, and pro-PSA is undetectable [7].