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abscise

(ăb-sīz′)
v. ab·scised, ab·scising, ab·scises
v.tr.
To cut off; remove.
v.intr.
To shed by abscission.
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Although the smooth mericarps of Salvia lack bristles, hooks or other means of attaching to animals, the calyces of some species readily abscise at fruit maturity and are richly endowed with hooks or sticky trichomes, which can adhere the calyx--and enclosed fruit--to passing animals, including people.
The common axis of abscises designated for plastic strain [[[epsilon].sub.pl]] distribution.
Water stress-induced abscises acid accumulation triggers the increased generation of reactive oxygen species and up-regulates the activities of antioxidante enzymes in maize leaves.