abscission(redirected from abscissions)
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an act of cutting off; the process by which plant parts, such as leaves, are shed
Not to be confused with:
incision – a surgical cut into soft tissue; a notch as in the edge of a leaf
1. The act of cutting off.
2. Botany The shedding of leaves, flowers, or fruits following the formation of the abscission zone.
1. (Botany) the separation of leaves, branches, flowers, and bark from plants by the formation of an abscission layer
2. the act of cutting off
[C17: from Latin abscissiōn-, from ab-1 + scissiō a cleaving]
ab•scis•sion(æbˈsɪʒ ən, -ˈsɪʃ-)
1. the act of cutting off; sudden termination.
2. the normal separation of flowers, fruit, and leaves from plants.
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|Noun||1.||abscission - shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant|
|2.||abscission - the act of cutting something off |
circumcision - the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males