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- adj. Of or pertaining to dehiscence, i.e., a rupture, as with a surgical wound opening up, often with a flow of serous fluid
- adj. Which dehisces or presents dehiscence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Characterized by dehiscence; opening in some definite way, as the capsule of a plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Opening, as the capsule of a plant.
- In entomology, divergent at the tips, as if tending to split apart: said especially of the elytra when they are separated at the apices.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
All those nearest to it were already jamming the doorway in their rush to get out, and bursting forth like seeds from a dehiscent pod in all directions as the pressure behind expelled them into the night.
The fruit consists of a group of divergent follicles; a dry fruit which is dehiscent along one rupture site in order to release seeds.
Capsule A dry dehiscent fruit, composed of two or more united carpels.
FRUIT: A flat brown, papery, prominently veined dehiscent pod to 10 cm long by 2 cm broad, often slightly constricted between some or all seeds.
FRUIT: A dehiscent yellowish brown capsule narrowing abruptly at the base.
Pods are small and turn brown when ripening, dehiscent generally with two shiny black seeds in the vessel.
The pods are flat with raised margins, narrow at the base, and are elastically dehiscent from the apex.
Mature pods are strongly dehiscent, throwing their contents up to 25 m from the parent tree and creating problems for seed collection.
Even the fruit, consisting of the dry dehiscent pod and the seeds contained in it, are a valuable feed source, with moderate CF
They are carried, 2-14 at a time, in long, flattened or cylindrical, dehiscent pods with deep constrictions between the segments (Allen and Allen, 1981; Coates Palgrave, 1983).