dehisce

verb de·hisce \ di-ˈhis \

Definition of dehisce

dehisced; dehiscing
intransitive verb
: 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


Medical Dictionary

dehisce

intransitive verb de·hisce \ di-ˈhis \

medical Definition of dehisce

dehisced; dehiscing
: to undergo dehiscence

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