Dissilient Definition

Springing or bursting apart, as some plant capsules or pods.
Webster's New World

Starting asunder; bursting and opening with an elastic force; dehiscing explosively.

A dissilient pericarp.

Origin of Dissilient

  • Latin dissiliēns dissilient- present participle of dissilīre to fly apart dis- apart dis– salīre to leap sel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin dissiliens, dissilientis, present participle of dissilire to leap asunder: dis- + salire to leap.

    From Wiktionary

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