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septicidal

[ sep-tuh-sahyd-l ]
/ ˌsɛp təˈsaɪd l /
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adjective Botany.

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

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Origin of septicidal

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

OTHER WORDS FROM septicidal

sep·ti·cid·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for septicidal

septicidal
/ (ˌsɛptɪˈsaɪdəl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of septicidal

septicidally, adverb

Word Origin for septicidal

C19: from septi- ² + -cidal
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