abscission abscission

Definition(s):

  1. (n) shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant
  2. (n) the act of cutting something off

Usage(s):

  1. Leaf loss happens by a process called abscission, triggered by shortening day length. The plant forms a layer of cells that isolate the leaf from its twig, and where the leaf can readily detach.
  2. Abscission is a very complex process and involves sebveral plant hormones.

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