Definition of absciss in English:

absciss

(also abscisse)

verb

  • 1rare with object Surgery. To cut off or away; = "abscise". Compare "abscission". rare.

  • 2no object Of a leaf or other part: to undergo abscission; = "abscise".

  • 3with object To cause to undergo abscission; = "abscise". Usually in pass.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Woodall (1570–1643), surgeon. Originally from classical Latin absciss-, past participial stem of abscindere abscind. In later use perhaps independently as a back-formation from abscission.

Pronunciation

absciss

/abˈsɪs/