Noun Abscission Definition and Examples







The natural detachment of parts of a plant, typically dead leaves and ripe fruit.
  1. as modifier 'abscission layer'
  2. 'By contrast, drought hastens ripening and seed maturation for tomato and reduces fruit abscission for lychee trees.'
  3. 'The presence and balance of plant hormones have been shown to affect abscission of leaves, flowers, and immature and mature fruit.'
((n.) The act or process of cutting off.|--|(n.) The state of being cut off.|--|(n.) A figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, "He is a man of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity -- but I need say no more."|--|)

Early 17th century: from Latin abscissio(n-), from abscindere, from ab- ‘off’ + scindere ‘to cut’.

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