Abscission

in a Sentence

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Definition of Abscission

the natural shedding of parts of a plant

Examples of Abscission in a sentence

Abscission of leaves occurs during autumn, before winter sets in.

The process of leaf abscission makes Wendy depressed, as if the tree was becoming deprived of its young.

In zoology, abscission is the shedding of a body part, such as the claw or husk.

Abscission of a leaf occurs at the base of the petiole, allowing the entire leaf to shed.

Because of abscission, leaves, flowers and fruit can discard non-functional or infected organs.

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