circumscissile

adjective
cir·​cum·​scis·​sile | \ ˌsər-kəm-ˈsi-səl How to pronounce circumscissile (audio) , -ˌsī(-ə)l \

Definition of circumscissile

: dehiscing by fissure around the capsule of the fruit

First Known Use of circumscissile

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for circumscissile

Latin circumscissus, past participle of circumscindere to tear around, from circum- + scindere to cut, split — more at shed entry 1

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“Circumscissile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumscissile. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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