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abscission layer

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noun Botany.
  1. the layer of specialized, cutinized parenchyma cells that develops in the abscission zone, the disintegration of which causes abscission.
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Origin of abscission layer

First recorded in 1915–20
Also called separation layer.
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British Dictionary definitions for abscission layer

abscission layer

noun
  1. a layer of parenchyma cells that is formed at the bases of fruits, flowers, and leaves before abscission. As the parenchyma disintegrates, the organ becomes separated from the plant
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