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ABSCISSION (from Lat. abscindere)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 74 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ABSCISSION (from Lat. abscindere), a tearing away, or cutting off; a term used sometimes in prosody for the elision of a vowel before another, and in surgery especially for abscission of the cornea, or the removal of that portion of the eyeball situated in front of the attachments of the recti muscles; in botany, the separation of spores by elimination of the connexion.
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