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Meaning of DEHISCENCE

Pronunciation:  di'hisuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; (botany) natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores; (surgery) bursting open of a surgically closed wound
 

DEHISCENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: organic phenomenon

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*his"cence\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]hiscence.]
1. The act of gaping.

2. (Biol.) A gaping or bursting open along a definite line of
   attachment or suture, without tearing, as in the opening
   of pods, or the bursting of capsules at maturity so as to
   emit seeds, etc.; also, the bursting open of follicles, as
   in the ovaries of animals, for the expulsion of their
   contents.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dehiscence is the separation of previously surgically-closed wounds.
 

 

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