dehisce


de·hisce

verb \di-ˈhis\
de·hiscedde·hisc·ing

Definition of DEHISCE

intransitive verb
:  to split along a natural line; also :  to discharge contents by so splitting <seedpods dehiscing at maturity>

Origin of DEHISCE

Latin dehiscere to split open, from de- + hiscere to gape; akin to Latin hiare to yawn — more at yawn
First Known Use: 1657

de·hisce

intransitive verb \di-ˈhis\   (Medical Dictionary)
de·hiscedde·hisc·ing

Medical Definition of DEHISCE

: to undergo dehiscence

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