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indehiscence

[ ĭn′dĭ-hĭsəns ]
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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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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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