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

Definition of septifragal

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


\-əlē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of septifragal

2sept- + Latin frag- (stem of frangere to break) + English -al — more at break

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