from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Longitudinally dehiscent along the capsule wall between the partitions of the locule, as in the fruits of irises and lilies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. dehiscent through the middle of the back of each cell; said of capsules
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dehiscent through the middle of the back of each cell; -- said of capsules.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, dehiscing through the back of the loculus or cell of a seed-vessel—that is, by the dorsal suture of the carpel. Compare septicidal.
Capsule spheroidal, 1-7-lobed with loculicidal dehiscence, or with dessepiments formed from the turned-in edges of the valves.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
Seed vessel the size of a pea, globose, 3-celled, loculicidal, with pulpy seeds.