abscission layer

ab·scis·sion lay·er
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sizh-uh n, -sish- ley-er]
    • /æbˈsɪʒ ən, -ˈsɪʃ- ˈleɪ ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sizh-uh n, -sish- ley-er]
    • /æbˈsɪʒ ən, -ˈsɪʃ- ˈleɪ ər/

Definitions of abscission layer words

  • noun abscission layer a layer of parenchyma cells that is formed at the bases of fruits, flowers, and leaves before abscission. As the parenchyma disintegrates, the organ becomes separated from the plant 3
  • noun abscission layer the layer of specialized, cutinized parenchyma cells that develops in the abscission zone, the disintegration of which causes abscission. 1
  • noun abscission layer (botany) A layer of cells in a plant that differ from those above and below, and contain abundant starch and dense cytoplasm, which upon disorganization, begin the process of abscission, or the natural separation of the leaf from the rest of the plant. 0

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Origin of abscission layer

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
First recorded in 1915-20

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abscission layer popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 3% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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