Pre*morse" (?), a. [L. praemorsus, p. p. of praemordere to bite off; prae before + mordere to bite.]

Terminated abruptly, or as if bitten off.

Premorse rootleaves Bot., such as have an abrupt, ragged, and irregular termination, as if bitten off short.


© Webster 1913.

[Editor's note, 1/25/2003: Corrected error from original scan: "as it"->"as if"]

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