indehiscent

[ in-di-his-uh nt ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈhɪs ənt /

adjective Botany, Mycology.

not dehiscent; not opening at maturity.

Origin of indehiscent

First recorded in 1825–35; in-3 + dehiscent

OTHER WORDS FROM indehiscent

in·de·his·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indehiscence

indehiscent
/ (ˌɪndɪˈhɪsənt) /

adjective

(of fruits) not dehiscent; not opening to release seeds

Derived forms of indehiscent

indehiscence, noun
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Science definitions for indehiscence

indehiscence
[ ĭn′dĭ-hĭsəns ]

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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