circumscissile

adjective cir·cum·scis·sile \ -ˈsi-səl , -ˌsī(-ə)l \

Definition of circumscissile

: dehiscing by fissure around the capsule of the fruit

Origin and Etymology of circumscissile

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


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