- (of a capsule) dehiscing lengthwise along a septum.
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Examples from the Web for septicidal
Capsule 3-angular, 3-partible or septicidal; cells many-seeded.
Capsule 5-celled, 5-valved, septicidal (as are all the succeeding), many-seeded.
Septicidal, where dehiscence is through the partitions, 123.The Elements of Botany
Septicidal, sep-ti-sī′dal, adj. dividing the partitions, as when fruit splits asunder—also Sep′ticide.
Capsule globular, 4-celled, septicidal, the valves (under a strong lens) transversely and densely striate.
- botany (of a dehiscence) characterized by splitting along the partitions of the seed capsule
C19: from septi- ² + -cidal