dehisce

verb
de·​hisce | \ di-ˈhis How to pronounce dehisce (audio) \
dehisced; dehiscing

Definition of dehisce

intransitive verb

: to split along a natural line also : to discharge contents by so splitting seedpods dehiscing at maturity

First Known Use of dehisce

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dehisce. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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dehisce

intransitive verb
de·​hisce | \ di-ˈhis How to pronounce dehisce (audio) \
dehisced; dehiscing

Medical Definition of dehisce

: to undergo dehiscence

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