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circumscissile

adjective cir·cum·scis·sile \-ˈsi-səl, -ˌsī(-ə)l\

Definition of CIRCUMSCISSILE

:  dehiscing by fissure around the capsule of the fruit

Origin of CIRCUMSCISSILE

Latin circumscissus, past participle of circumscindere to tear around, from circum- + scindere to cut, split — more at shed
First Known Use: 1835

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