Definition of absciss in English:

absciss

Pronunciation /abˈsɪs/

verb

(also abscisse)
  • 1Surgery
    rare To cut off or away; = "abscise". Compare "abscission".

  • 2Botany
    Of a leaf or other part: to undergo abscission; = "abscise".

  • 3To cause to undergo abscission; = "abscise". Usually in passive.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Woodall (1570–1643), surgeon. Originally from classical Latin absciss-, past participial stem of abscindere abscind.