abscise

abscise
verb (abscised; abscising) Etymology: Latin abscisus, past participle of abscidere, from abs- + caedere to cut Date: 1612 transitive verb to separate (as a flower from a stem) by abscission intransitive verb to separate by abscission

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  • abscise — [ab sīz′] vi., vt. abscised, abscising [< L abscisus, pp. of abscidere, to cut off < abs , var. of ab , AB + caedere, to cut: see CIDE] to separate by abscission …   English World dictionary

  • abscise — /ab suyz /, v.i., abscised, abscising. Bot. to separate by abscission, as a leaf from a stem. [1605 15; < L abscisus cut off (ptp. of abscidere), equiv. to abs ABS + cidere, comb. form of caedere to cut] * * * …   Universalium

  • abscise — verb /əbˈsaɪz/ a) To cut off. b) To separate by means of abscission; to shed or drop …   Wiktionary

  • abscise — æbsɪs v. cut away, remove …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abscisė — absci̇̀sė dkt. Absci̇̀sių aši̇̀s …   Bendrinės lietuvių kalbos žodyno antraštynas

  • abscise — ab·scise …   English syllables

  • abscise — ab•scise [[t]æbˈsaɪz[/t]] v. i. scised, scis•ing bot to separate by abscission, as a leaf from a stem • Etymology: 1605–15; < L abscīsus, ptp. of abscīdere to cut off =abs abs + cīdere, comb. form of caedere to cut …   From formal English to slang

  • abscisė — abscìsė sf. (2) DŽ geom. vienas iš dviejų skaičių, nustatančių taško padėtį plokštumoje stačiakampės koordinačių sistemos atžvilgiu …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • abscise — verb 1. shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue • Hypernyms: ↑shed, ↑cast, ↑cast off, ↑shake off, ↑throw, ↑throw off, ↑throw away, ↑drop …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abscission — (from Latin abscindere, from ab ‘off, away’ + scindere ‘to cut’) is the shedding of a body part. It most commonly refers to the process by which a plant intentionally drops one or more of its parts, such as a leaf, fruit, flower or seed, though… …   Wikipedia

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