from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In old medicine: The termination or crisis of a disease by some secretion or critical discharge, in opposition to metastasis, or the termination by transfer to some other part. An apostem or abscess. The throwing off or separation of exfoliated or fractured bones.
  • n. In botany, a term proposed by Engelmann for the separation of floral whorls or of parts from each other by the unusual elongation of the internodes.


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