[ in-di-his-uh nt ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈhɪs ənt /
adjective Botany, Mycology.
not dehiscent; not opening at maturity.
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OTHER WORDS FROM indehiscentin·de·his·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indehiscence
/ (ˌɪndɪˈhɪsənt) /
(of fruits) not dehiscent; not opening to release seeds
Derived forms of indehiscentindehiscence, noun
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Scientific definitions for indehiscence
[ ĭn′dĭ-hĭs′əns ]
The condition of not splitting open spontaneously at maturity to disperse contents. Used of plant structures such as seed pods. Compare dehiscence.
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