- a cutting off, as by surgery
- the normal separation of fruit, leaves, etc. from plants by the development of a thin layer of pithy cells at the base of their stems
Origin: Middle English abscisioun ; from Classical Latin abscissio: see abscissa
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- The act of cutting off.
- Botany The shedding of leaves, flowers, or fruits following the formation of the abscission zone.
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