dissilient

adjective

dis·​sil·​ient
də̇ˈsilyənt,
-lēənt
: springing apart
specifically : bursting open (as the ripe capsules of the balsam)

Word History

Etymology

Latin dissilient-, dissiliens, present participle of dissilire, from dis- apart + silire (from salire to leap)

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“Dissilient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissilient. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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