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ab·scise

 (ăb-sīz′)
v. ab·scised, ab·scis·ing, ab·scis·es
v.tr.
To cut off; remove.
v.intr.
To shed by abscission.

[Latin abscīdere, abscīs- : ab-, away; see ab-1 + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

abscise

(æbˈsaɪz)
vb
(Botany) to separate or be separated by abscission
[C17: from Latin abscisus, from abscīdere to cut off]

ab•scise

(æbˈsaɪz)

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]

abscise


Past participle: abscised
Gerund: abscising

Imperative
abscise
abscise
Present
I abscise
you abscise
he/she/it abscises
we abscise
you abscise
they abscise
Preterite
I abscised
you abscised
he/she/it abscised
we abscised
you abscised
they abscised
Present Continuous
I am abscising
you are abscising
he/she/it is abscising
we are abscising
you are abscising
they are abscising
Present Perfect
I have abscised
you have abscised
he/she/it has abscised
we have abscised
you have abscised
they have abscised
Past Continuous
I was abscising
you were abscising
he/she/it was abscising
we were abscising
you were abscising
they were abscising
Past Perfect
I had abscised
you had abscised
he/she/it had abscised
we had abscised
you had abscised
they had abscised
Future
I will abscise
you will abscise
he/she/it will abscise
we will abscise
you will abscise
they will abscise
Future Perfect
I will have abscised
you will have abscised
he/she/it will have abscised
we will have abscised
you will have abscised
they will have abscised
Future Continuous
I will be abscising
you will be abscising
he/she/it will be abscising
we will be abscising
you will be abscising
they will be abscising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abscising
you have been abscising
he/she/it has been abscising
we have been abscising
you have been abscising
they have been abscising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abscising
you will have been abscising
he/she/it will have been abscising
we will have been abscising
you will have been abscising
they will have been abscising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abscising
you had been abscising
he/she/it had been abscising
we had been abscising
you had been abscising
they had been abscising
Conditional
I would abscise
you would abscise
he/she/it would abscise
we would abscise
you would abscise
they would abscise
Past Conditional
I would have abscised
you would have abscised
he/she/it would have abscised
we would have abscised
you would have abscised
they would have abscised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abscise - shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
abscise - remove or separate by abscission
cast off, shed, throw off, throw away, shake off, throw, cast, drop - get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
2.abscise - remove or separate by abscissionabscise - remove or separate by abscission  
abscise - shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
chop off, lop off, cut off - remove by or as if by cutting; "cut off the ear"; "lop off the dead branch"
References in periodicals archive ?
The fruits were manually collected when they naturally abscised. The fruit was then carefully transported to the Postharvest Laboratory of Horticultural Products (LPV-ESALQ--USP) in Piracicaba-SP, Brazil.
In the parameter of floret abscission, Tuberose spikes given pre-storage treatment of 0.5 mM TDZ with 15% sucrose and stored in 40 [mu] HDPE polyfilm packaging at 2[degrees]C low temperature storage noted minimum number of florets abscised per spikes (2.00).
This structure persists on the stem after the leaf has died and been abscised, and together with other leaf bases, forms a protective outer stem covering equivalent to bark on dicotyledonous trees (Chamberlain, 1919; Giddy, 1984; Grobbelaar, 2004).
For both experiments naturally abscised leaves were collected in leaf fall nets placed near Genesee Creek throughout the fall.
Cuttings were excluded from the data set if the gall abscised. Percentage of egg hatch was calculated for eggs in 17 galls but only replicates (n = 9) where [greater than or equal to] 50% of immatures developed to adults were included in the calculations of development time.
Leaves were counted as missing if they were abscised or if all leaflets had turned yellow or brown.
Kozlowski and Pallardy [18]reported that apple fruits containing only few seeds often fail to achieve full size and tend to be abscised early.
Recently, a specimen of Osmanthus armatus used in a previous study (Dute and Elder, 2011) showed signs of stress as indicated by desiccating leaves which subsequently abscised. Preliminary investigation correlated these symptoms with the presence of hyphae in the wood.
1) and described as 'more fully mature than the other', abscised behind the clitellum, with a total segment number reaching ca 86, presently designated as a lectotype of Tritogenia zuluensis (Beddard, 1907) (NHMU Oslo C5726, Figs 2, 3).
In our previous study, it has been reported that Bougainvillea bracts are abscised within 4 to 5 weeks after blooming [1].