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adjective Botany.
  1. (of a capsule) dehiscing lengthwise along a septum.
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Related formssep·ti·cid·al·ly, adverb
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  1. botany (of a dehiscence) characterized by splitting along the partitions of the seed capsule
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Derived Formssepticidally, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from septi- ² + -cidal
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