septifragal

adjective
sep·​tif·​ra·​gal | \ (ˈ)sep¦tifrəgəl \

Definition of septifragal

: breaking from the partitions used of dehiscence in which the valves of a capsule or pod break away from the dissepiments

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Other Words from septifragal

septifragally \ -​əlē \ adverb

History and Etymology for septifragal

sept- + Latin frag- (stem of frangere to break) + English -al

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“Septifragal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septifragal. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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