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Premorse definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PREMORSE, a. premors'. [L. proemordeo, proemorsus; proe and mordeo, to gnaw.] Bitten off.
Premorse roots, in botany, are such as are not tapering, but blunt at the end, as if bitten off short.
leaves, are such as end very obtusely with unequal notches.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. Bot. & Zool. with the end abruptly terminated. Etymology: L praemordere praemors- bite off (as PRAE-, mordere bite)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Premorse Pre*morse", a. [L. praemorsus, p. p. of praemordere to bite off; prae before + mordere to bite.] Terminated abruptly, or as it bitten off. Premorse root or leaves (Bot.), such as have an abrupt, ragged, and irregular termination, as if bitten off short.




 


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