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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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One 'Monroe' (G-WI) plant wilted in less than 1/3 of its crown about 3 weeks after beetle entry, but after abscising the wilted leaves the plant recovered and did not exhibit any additional external symptoms.
The first is that ethylene production increases prior to abscission in many abscising plant organs.