indehiscent

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

adjective Botany, Mycology.

not dehiscent; not opening at maturity.

Nearby words

  1. indefinite pronoun,
  2. indefinite relative clause,
  3. indefinite relative pronoun,
  4. indefinitely,
  5. indehiscence,
  6. indeliberate,
  7. indelible,
  8. indelicacy,
  9. indelicate,
  10. indemnification

Origin of indehiscent

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

Related formsin·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 Formsindehiscence, 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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