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