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dehisce

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verb de·hisce \di-ˈhis\

Definition of dehisce

de·hiscedde·hisc·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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

dehisce

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intransitive verb de·hisce \di-ˈhis\

Medical Definition of dehisce

de·hiscedde·hisc·ing

  1. :  to undergo dehiscence




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