abstriction

[ab-strik-shuh n]

noun Mycology.

a method of spore formation in fungi in which successive portions of the sporophore are cut off through the growth of septa; abjunction.

Nearby words

  1. abstractionist,
  2. abstractive,
  3. abstractively,
  4. abstractly,
  5. abstrict,
  6. abstruse,
  7. abstrusely,
  8. abstrusity,
  9. absurd,
  10. absurd, theater of the

Origin of abstriction

First recorded in 1640–50; ab- + striction

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British Dictionary definitions for abstriction

abstriction

noun

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 for abstriction

C17: from Latin ab- 1 + strictio a binding, from stringere to bind

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