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abscise

[ab-sahyz] /æbˈsaɪz/
verb (used without object), abscised, abscising. Botany
1.
to separate by abscission, as a leaf from a stem.
Origin of abscise
1605-1615
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/
verb
1.
to separate or be separated by abscission
Word Origin
C17: from Latin abscisus, from abscīdere to cut off
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