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Meaning of DEHISCENT

Pronunciation:  di'hisunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
 

DEHISCENT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Antonyms: indehiscent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*his"cent\, a. [L. dehiscens, -entis, p. pr. Cf. F.
d['e]hiscent.]
Characterized by dehiscence; opening in some definite way, as
the capsule of a plant.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Breaking open at maturity to release the contents.
 

 

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