verb (used without object), abscised, abscising. Botany.
to separate by abscission, as a leaf from a stem.

1605–15; < Latin abscīsus cut off (past participle of abscīdere), equivalent to abs- abs- + -cīdere, combining form of caedere to cut

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abscise (æbˈsaɪz)
to separate or be separated by abscission
[C17: from Latin abscisus, from abscīdere to cut off]

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Example sentences
When mature, the green fruit abscise followed by a skin color change to yellow,
  flesh softening and aroma development.
Otherwise, buds with weevil eggs inside them fall to the ground, or abscise.
It is essential to harvest as soon as possible as over-ripe fruit abscise from
  the peduncle.
Leaves are handsome, glossy dark green in summer and abscise green.
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