dehisce

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verb de·hisce \di-ˈhis\

Definition of dehisce

dehisced

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dehiscing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to split along a natural line; also :  to discharge contents by so splitting seedpods dehiscing at maturity

Origin and Etymology of dehisce

Latin dehiscere to split open, from de- + hiscere to gape; akin to Latin hiare to yawn — more at yawn


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dehisce

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intransitive verb de·hisce \di-ˈhis\

Medical Definition of dehisce

dehisced

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dehiscing

  1. :  to undergo dehiscence

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