transitive verb-·scised′, -·scis′ing
Origin of abscisefrom Classical Latin abscisus, past participle of abscidere, to cut off from abs-, variant, variety of ab-, ab- + caedere, to cut: see -cide
verbab·scised, ab·scis·ing, ab·scis·es
Origin of absciseLatin abscīdere abscīs- ab- away ; see ab- 1. caedere to cut ; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present abscises, present participle abscising, simple past and past participle abscised)
From Latin abscīsus, perfect passive participle of abscīdō (“cut off”); formed from abs- + caedō (“cut”).