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to shorten by .
(transitive) to omit the final sound or sounds of (a word)


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  • Apocope

    loss or omission of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word. Historical Examples For it is easy to show that with regard to syncope, apocope, elision, and slurring they are treated quite in the same way. A History of English Versification Jakob Schipper Does not the final ‘y’ of ‘tawny’ suppose an apostrophe […]

  • Apocrine

    of or relating to certain glands whose secretions are acted upon by bacteria to produce the characteristic odor of perspiration (distinguished from ). of or relating to such secretions: apocrine sweat. adjective denoting a type of glandular secretion in which part of the secreting cell is lost with the secretion, as in mammary glands Compare […]

  • Apocrine adenoma

    apocrine adenoma apocrine adenoma n. See papillary hidradenoma.

  • Apocrine chromesthesia

    apocrine chromesthesia apocrine chromesthesia n. The excretion of colored sweat, usually black, from apocrine glands of the face.

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