abstriction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ab- (from, away, outside) + Late Latin strictio (act of pressing together), from Latin strictus (tightened).[1] Equivalent to abstrict +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abstriction (countable and uncountable, plural abstrictions)

  1. (biology, mycology) A method of spore formation in fungi in which successive portions of the sporophore are cut off through the growth of septa; abjunction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 8