springing or bursting apart, as some plant capsules or pods
Origin of dissilientClassical Latin dissiliens, present participle of dissilire, to leap or burst apart from dis-, apart + salire, to leap: see salient
Bursting apart, as some seedpods when ripe.
Origin of dissilientLatin dissiliēns dissilient- present participle of dissilīre to fly apart dis- apart ; see dis- . salīre to leap ; see sel- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more dissilient, superlative most dissilient)
Latin dissiliens, dissilientis, present participle of dissilire to leap asunder: dis- + salire to leap.