Absciss meaning

Alternative form of abscissa.[First attested in the late 17th century.]
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To cut off by abscission. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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(intransitive) To separate (as a leaf from a twig) by abscission. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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(obsolete) Plural form of abscissa.
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Origin of absciss

  • From Latin abscissa, feminine of abscissus, perfect passive participle of abscindō (“cut asunder”).
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  • Back-formation from abscission.
    From Wiktionary