to burst open, as capsules of plants; gape.
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How to use dehisce in a sentence
Tendrils semi-continuous to semi-intermittent, bifid, dehisce early.The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
The name capsule is applied generally to all dry syncarpous fruits, which dehisce by valves.
Occasionally, follicles dehisce by the dorsal suture, as in Magnolia grandiflora and Banksia.
When mature they dehisce by a small opening, and when broken open will disclose the olive or greenish-yellow capillitium.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise | M. E. Hard
British Dictionary definitions for dehisce
(intr) (of fruits, anthers, etc) to burst open spontaneously, releasing seeds, pollen, etc
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