verbab·scised, ab·scis·ing, ab·scis·es
To cut off; remove.
To shed by abscission.
Origin of absciseLatin abscīdere, abscīs- : ab-, away; see ab–1 + caedere, to cut; see ka&schwa;-id- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present abscises, present participle abscising, simple past and past participle abscised)