abscises

'æbsɪs v. cut away, remove

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Abscission — (from Latin abscindere, from ab ‘off, away’ + scindere ‘to cut’) is the shedding of a body part. It most commonly refers to the process by which a plant intentionally drops one or more of its parts, such as a leaf, fruit, flower or seed, though… …   Wikipedia

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