- the separation of leaves, branches, flowers, and bark from plants by the formation of an abscission layer
- the act of cutting off
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•scis•sion (ab sizh′ən, -sish′-),USA pronunciation n.
- the act of cutting off;
- Botanythe normal separation of flowers, fruit, and leaves from plants.
- Latin abscissiōn- (stem of abscissiō). See abscissa, -ion
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