adjective Botany, Mycology.
not dehiscent; not opening at maturity.
Origin of indehiscent
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(of fruits) not dehiscent; not opening to release seeds
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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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