Origin: Classical Latin dehiscens, present participle of dehiscere: see dehisce
- dehiscent adjective
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- Botany The spontaneous opening at maturity of a plant structure, such as a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents.
- Medicine A rupture or splitting open, as of a surgical wound, or of an organ or structure to discharge its contents.
- de·hisˈcent adjective
dehiscence - Medical Definition
dehiscence - Science Definition
- dehisce dehisce verb
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