Complete Definition of "dehiscence"

English

Etymology
From Modern Latin dehiscentia (in Linnaeus), from L. dehiscentem, present participle of dehiscere.

Pronunciation
IPA|/dɪËhɪsÉns/

Noun
en-noun

  1. Opening, gaping, in a general sense.
  2. botany The bursting of seed-pods, capsules etc.
  3. medicine A rupture, as with a surgical wound opening up, often with a flow of serous fluid.

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