circumscissile

[sur-kuh m-sis-il]
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adjective Botany.

opening along a transverse circular line, as a seed vessel.

Nearby words

  1. circumnutation,
  2. circumocular,
  3. circumpolar,
  4. circumradius,
  5. circumrotate,
  6. circumscribe,
  7. circumscribed,
  8. circumscribed myxedema,
  9. circumscribed scleroderma,
  10. circumscript

Origin of circumscissile

First recorded in 1825–35; circum- + scissile

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British Dictionary definitions for circumscissile

circumscissile

adjective

(of the dry dehiscent fruits of certain plants) opening completely by a transverse split

Word Origin for circumscissile

C19: from circum- + Latin scissilis capable of splitting, from scindere to split

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