ending abruptly and unevenly, as if bitten off: said of a leaf or root
Origin of premorseClassical Latin praemorsus, past participle of praemordere, to bite off, origin, originally to bite in front or at the end ; from prae-, before + mordere, to bite: see pre- and amp; mordant
Abruptly truncated, as though bitten or broken off: a premorse leaf.
Origin of premorseLatin praemorsus, past participle of praemordēre, to bite off in front : prae-, pre- + mordēre, to bite; see mer- in Indo-European roots.
- (botany) Terminated abruptly, or as if bitten off.
Latin praemorsus, past participle of praemordere to bite off; prae before + mordere to bite.