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Daemon
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abscission

(noun) The act of cutting off.

Synonyms: cutting off

Usage: He had surgery for the abscission of a malignancy.
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When plants shed their leaves or flowers shed their petals, this process is also called abscission.
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Abscission means the cutting off or removal of something, like an unsightly mole on the chin.
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You can remember that abscission is all about cutting when you see how close it looks to the word scissors. If you are a public speaker who habitually cuts yourself off, your speeches may suffer from abscission. If you’re wounded in the leg in battle and gangrene sets in, you will be faced with the abscission of a limb. Layoffs at work are the abscission of workers.
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abscission (n.)
"removal or cutting away," early 15c., from Latin abscissionem (nominative abscissio) "a cutting off," noun of action from past participle stem of abscindere "to cut off" (see abscissa).

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If in this land where no eye must see that sharp showers alternating with the moments when the morning sun flashes among the abscission of lazy buds ... What shall it profit us to have forded?
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Leaf Abscission and Senescence

Definition: The word abscission in biological terms means a shedding of various parts of an organism. The noun is of latin origin and was first used in 15th century English as a word to describe the act or process of cutting off.

Abscission, in botanical terms, most commonly describes the process by which a plant drops one or more of its parts. This shedding or dropping process includes spent flowers, secondary twigs, ripe fruits and seeds and, for the sake of this discussion, a leaf.

When leaves fulfill their summer duty of producing food and growth regulators, a process of shutting-down and sealing-off the leaf begins. The leaf is connected to a tree via its petiole and the twig-to-leaf connection is called the abscission zone. The connective tissue cells in this zone specifically grow to be easily broken apart when the sealing process begins and have built-in weak point which allows for proper shedding.

Most deciduous (means 'falling' in Latin) plants (including hardwood trees) drop their leaves by abscission before winter, while evergreen plants (including coniferous trees) continuously abscise their leaves. Fall leaf abscission is thought to be caused by a reduction of chlorophyl due to shortened hours of sunlight. The zone connective layer begins to harden and blocks the transport of nutrients between the tree and leaf. Once the abscission zone has been blocked, a tear line forms and the leaf is blown away or falls off. A protective layer seals the wound, preventing water evaporating and bugs getting in.


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The abscission was accomplished using scissors.
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abscission is a common term in medical surgery
Robert Imgrat
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Daemon wrote:
abscission

(noun) The act of cutting off.

Synonyms: cutting off

Usage: He had surgery for the abscission of a malignancy.

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Happily, although unexpectedly, he did survive. What was caused by meritorious work done by his skilful, leggy, with ample characteristics surgeon. Not to mention about his lovely mother-in-law. Dancing (so beautiful, so beautiful)
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The proposed new epoch, the Anthropocene, is the abscission of glorious innocence and now deleterious methods will be addressed today June 18, 2015 by Earth's Catholic religious leader, the Pope.
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ABSCISSION.- n. 1. The act of cutting off or removing. 2. In rethoric, an abrupt breaking off for effect, as in the middle of a sentence. The doctor performed an abscission in order to remove the the piece of glass encrusted in Jane´s arm.
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