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dehisce

verb de·hisce \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>
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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

dehisce

intransitive verb de·hisce \di-ˈhis\
de·hiscedde·hisc·ing

Medical Definition of DEHISCE

:  to undergo dehiscence

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