dehiscence

noun
de·​his·​cence | \di-ˈhi-sᵊn(t)s \

Definition of dehiscence 

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

Other Words from dehiscence

dehiscent \-​sᵊnt \ 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

noun
de·​his·​cence | \di-ˈhis-ᵊn(t)s \

Medical Definition of dehiscence 

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

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