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circumscissile

[sur-kuh m-sis-il] /ˌsɜr kəmˈsɪs ɪl/
adjective, Botany.
1.
opening along a transverse circular line, as a seed vessel.
Origin of circumscissile
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; circum- + scissile
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circumscissile

/ˌsɜːkəmˈsɪsaɪl/
adjective
1.
(of the dry dehiscent fruits of certain plants) opening completely by a transverse split
Word Origin
C19: from circum- + Latin scissilis capable of splitting, from scindere to split
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