abstriction
In fungi, the formation of asexual spores by cutting off portions of the sporophore through the growth of dividing partitions. [L. ab-, from, + strictura, a contraction]

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  • abstriction — [ab strik′shən] n. [< L ab , from + strictio, a binding < strictus, pp. of stringere: see STRINGENT] Bot. any natural separation of a spore from its sporophore …   English World dictionary

  • abstriction — /ab strik sheuhn/, n. Mycol. a method of spore formation in fungi in which successive portions of the sporophore are cut off through the growth of septa; abjunction. [1640 50; AB + STRICTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • abstriction — noun A method of spore formation in fungi in which successive portions of the sporophore are cut off through the growth of septa; abjunction …   Wiktionary

  • abstriction — ab·stric·tion …   English syllables

  • abstriction — ab•stric•tion [[t]æbˈstrɪk ʃən[/t]] n. fng a method of spore formation in fungi in which successive portions of the sporophore are cut off through the growth of septa; abjunction • Etymology: 1640–50; ab + LL strictiō constriction. See strict,… …   From formal English to slang

  • abstriction — /əbˈstrɪkʃən/ (say uhb strikshuhn) noun Botany a method of spore formation in which successive portions of the sporophore are cut off by the growth of septa. {from ab 1 + Latin strictio a drawing together} …   Australian English dictionary

  • abstriction —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷shən noun Etymology: ab (I) + Late Latin striction , strictio act of pressing together, from Latin strictus + ion , io ion : the formation of spores by the cutting off of usually successive terminal portions of the sporophore through the …   Useful english dictionary

  • abjunction — (ˈ)ab|jəŋ(k)shən noun ( s) Etymology: ab (I) + junction botany : abstriction * * * /ab jungk sheuhn/, n. Mycol. abstriction. [AB + JUNCTION] …   Useful english dictionary

  • abjunction — /ab jungk sheuhn/, n. Mycol. abstriction. [AB + JUNCTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • abstrict — /ab strikt /, v.i. to undergo abstriction. [1890 95; AB + L strictus bound, drawn tight; see STRICT] * * * …   Universalium

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