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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dehiscentadjective

    (of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds


  1. dehiscentadjective

    Of or pertaining to dehiscence, i.e., a rupture, as with a surgical wound opening up, often with a flow of serous fluid.

  2. dehiscentadjective

    Which dehisces or presents dehiscence

  3. Etymology: From dehiscentem, present participle of dehiscere.


  1. dehiscent

    Dehiscence is the splitting of a mature plant structure along a built-in line of weakness to release its contents. This is common among fruits, anthers and sporangia. Sometimes this involves the complete detachment of a part; structures that open in this way are said to be dehiscent. Structures that do not open in this way are called indehiscent, and rely on other mechanisms such as decay or predation to release the contents. A similar process to dehiscence occurs in some flower buds (e.g., Platycodon, Fuchsia), but this is rarely referred to as dehiscence unless circumscissile dehiscence is involved; anthesis is the usual term for the opening of flowers. Dehiscence may or may not involve the loss of a structure through the process of abscission. The lost structures are said to be caducous.


  1. dehiscent

    Dehiscent refers to the natural splitting, opening or bursting along a predetermined line or structure upon reaching maturity. It is commonly used in botany to describe fruits, seeds or pollen sacs that split open to release their contents.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dehiscentadjective

    characterized by dehiscence; opening in some definite way, as the capsule of a plant

  2. Etymology: [L. dehiscens, -entis, p. pr. Cf. F. dhiscent.]


  1. Dehiscent

    open or standing open: separating toward the tip.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dehiscent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dehiscent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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