dehiscence

noun
de·​his·​cence | \ di-ˈhi-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce dehiscence (audio) \

Definition of dehiscence

: an act or instance of dehiscing pollen freed by dehiscence of the anther

Other Words from dehiscence

dehiscent \ di-​ˈhi-​sᵊnt How to pronounce dehiscent (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of dehiscence

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dehiscence

New Latin dehiscentia, from Latin dehiscent-, dehiscens, present participle of dehiscere

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

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dehiscence

noun
de·​his·​cence | \ di-ˈhis-ᵊn(t)s How to pronounce dehiscence (audio) \

Medical Definition of dehiscence

: the parting of the sutured lips of a surgical wound wound dehiscence resulting from infection

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