Noun Absciss Definition and Examples


Noun:

Absciss

Pronunciation:

/abˈsɪs/

Definition:
1.

verb

Surgery. To cut off or away; = "abscise". Compare "abscission". rare.
    Of a leaf or other part: to undergo abscission; = "abscise".
      To cause to undergo abscission; = "abscise". Usually in pass.
        ((n.) See Abscissa.)


        Origin:
        Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Woodall (1570–1643), surgeon. Originally from classical Latin absciss-, past participial stem of abscindere abscind. In later use perhaps independently as a back-formation from abscission.

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