dehiscence

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

dehiscence (plural dehiscences)

  1. (botany) Opening of an organ by its own means (such as an anther or a seed pod) to release its contents.
  2. (medicine) A rupture, as with a surgical wound opening up, often with a flow of serous fluid.
  3. (rare) Opening, gaping, in a general sense.

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