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pre·morse(prĭ-môrs′) or prae·morse (prē′-)
Abruptly truncated, as though bitten or broken off: a premorse leaf.
[Latin praemorsus, past participle of praemordēre, to bite off in front : prae-, pre- + mordēre, to bite; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Biology) biology appearing as though the end had been bitten off: a premorse leaf.
[C18: from Latin praemorsus bitten off in front, from praemordēre, from prae in front + mordēre to bite]
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