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  • n. A plant hormone controlling the dropping off or abscission of certain plant parts, notably the leaves of trees in autumn or cotton bolls.

Etymologies

abscission +‎ -in (Wiktionary)

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  • JM is investigating the commercialisation of abscissin as an alternative to razors.

    August 25, 2009