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abscise

[ ab-sahyz ]
/ æbˈsaɪz /
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verb (used without object), ab·scised, ab·scis·ing.Botany.
to separate by abscission, as a leaf from a stem.
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Origin of abscise

1605–15; <Latin abscīsus cut off (past participle of abscīdere), equivalent to abs-abs- + -cīdere, combining form of caedere to cut
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British Dictionary definitions for abscise

abscise
/ (æbˈsaɪz) /

verb
to separate or be separated by abscission

Word Origin for abscise

C17: from Latin abscisus, from abscīdere to cut off
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