Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the multiplication, by congenital division, of an organ which is ordinarily entire.
  • noun In geometry, a number associated with a place which indicates how many different places it contains, such that a particle could not by an ordinary motion within it pass from one to another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The separation of a leaf or floral organ into two more parts.

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  • noun botany The separation of a leaf or floral organ into two more parts.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek χώρισις (khōrisis, "separation").

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  • "A place which is continuously connected throughout is of chorisis 1, and in general the number of the chorisis is the number of separate places in which there is room for particles. The chorisis of all space is, of course, 1." --Cent. Dict.

    May 16, 2011