septicidal

[ sep-tuh-sahyd-l ]

adjectiveBotany.
  1. (of a plant's capsule) bursting open lengthwise along a septum.

Origin of septicidal

1
First recorded in 1810–20; sept(um) + -cidal

Other words from septicidal

  • sep·ti·cid·al·ly, adverb

Words Nearby septicidal

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British Dictionary definitions for septicidal

septicidal

/ (ˌsɛptɪˈsaɪdəl) /


adjective
  1. botany (of a dehiscence) characterized by splitting along the partitions of the seed capsule

Origin of septicidal

1
C19: from septi- ² + -cidal

Derived forms of septicidal

  • septicidally, adverb

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