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abstriction

[ab-strik-shuh n] /æbˈstrɪk ʃən/
noun, Mycology.
1.
a method of spore formation in fungi in which successive portions of the sporophore are cut off through the growth of septa; abjunction.
Origin of abstriction
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; ab- + striction
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abstriction

/æbˈstrɪkʃən/
noun
1.
the separation and release of a mature spore from a sporophore by the formation of a septum. This process occurs in some fungi
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ab-1 + strictio a binding, from stringere to bind
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