Definition of Dehiscence in English :

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Dehiscence meaning in English

Meaning of Dehiscence in English

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Dehiscence pronunciation in English

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1. dehiscence

(biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of dehiscence
a splitting open, as of a pod or anther, along definite structural lines

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1. Botany The spontaneous opening at maturity of a plant structure, such as a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents.
2. Medicine A rupture or splitting open, as of a surgical wound, or of an organ or structure to discharge its contents.

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