|1.||(tr) to shorten by cutting off a part, end, or top|
|2.||cut short; truncated|
|3.||biology having a blunt end, as though cut off at the tip: a truncate leaf|
|[C15: from Latin truncāre to lop]|
truncate trun·cate (trŭng'kāt')
v. trun·cat·ed, trun·cat·ing, trun·cates
To shorten by or as if by cutting off, especially by cutting across at right angles to the long axis.