Abstriction meaning

abstrik′shən
Any natural separation of a spore from its sporophore.
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(biology, mycology) A method of spore formation in fungi in which successive portions of the sporophore are cut off through the growth of septa; abjunction.
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Origin of abstriction

  • From Latin ab- (“from, away, outside”) + Late Latin strictio (“act of pressing together”), from Latin strictus (“tightened”). Equivalent to abstrict +‎ -ion.
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