Definition of dehisce
: 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 Definition of dehisce
: to undergo dehiscence
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