Definitions for "Abscission"
Keywords:  shedding, petiole, ripe, fruit, leaf
(ab sizh´ un) [L. abscissio: breaking off] • The process by which leaves, petals, and fruits separate from a plant.
The separation of leaves, branches, flowers and bark from plants following the formation of an abscission layer.
The normal shedding of leaves, flowers or fruit from a plant at a special separation layer
Keywords:  acuminate
Keywords:  botany
A figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, "He is a man of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity -- but I need say no more."
Keywords:  achene, acid
Achene Acid
Keywords:  cut, off, surgical, act, operation
The act or process of cutting off.
The state of being cut off.
The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.