Origin of septicidalfrom septi- + -cide + -al
Origin of septicidalsept(um) Latin -cīdere to cut ( from caedere ; see caesura . ) -al 1
- (botany) Dividing the partitions; said of a method of dehiscence in which a pod splits through the partitions and is divided into its component carpels.
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