- not dehiscent; not opening at maturity.
Origin of indehiscent
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Examples from the Web for indehiscent
Fruit membranous and indehiscent, in the bottom of the calyx.
Pod membranaceous, enclosed in the calyx, indehiscent, 1–2 seeded.
But some fruits are indehiscent, falling to Dehiscence of fruits.
On the other hand, indehiscent fruits discharge these functions for the embryo, and the seed-coat is only slightly developed.
Capsules immersed in the thallus or sessile upon it, indehiscent.
- (of fruits) not dehiscent; not opening to release seeds
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