verb de·hisce \di-ˈhis\

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
Medical Dictionary


intransitive verb de·hisce \di-ˈhis\

Medical Definition of DEHISCE

:  to undergo dehiscence


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