Origin of dehiscence
Examples from the Web for dehiscent
The order is easily distinguished by the hard, dry, woody texture of the leaves and the dehiscent fruits.
The Capsule, the dry and dehiscent fruit of any compound pistil.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Fruit dry and dehiscent; the pods (follicles) opening down the ventral suture, many-rarely few-seeded.
From the latter it is also distinct in its dehiscent cone and in its seed.The Genus Pinus|George Russell Shaw
Dehiscent into the cavity of a cell through the dorsal suture.
British Dictionary definitions for dehiscent
Word Origin and History for dehiscent
1828, from Modern Latin dehiscentia, from dehiscentem (nominative dehiscens), present participle of dehiscere "to gape, open, split down" (of the earth, etc.), from de- (see de-) + hiscere, inchoative of hiare "to yawn" (see yawn (v.)).