Noun Abscision Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abscision

Pronunciation:

/abˈsɪʒn/

Definition:
1.

noun

Botany= "abscission".
    ((n.) See Abscission.)


    Origin:
    Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Anglo-Norman and Middle French abscision (French abscision, (now usually) abscission) act of cutting something off or away and its etymon classical Latin abscīsiōn-, abscīsiō omission of the last letter or syllable of a word, rhetorical device in which the speaker comes to a sudden halt, loss of voice, in post-classical Latin also act of cutting off (Vetus Latina), castration, excommunication from abscīs-, past participial stem of abscīdere + -iō.

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