[ sep-tif-ruh-guhl ]

  1. (of a capsule) dehiscing by breaking away from the partitions but remaining attached to the common axis; dehiscing at the valves or backs of the carpels but leaving the septa intact.

Other words from septifragal

  • sep·tif·ra·gal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby septifragal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use septifragal in a sentence

  • septifragal, where the valves in dehiscence break away from the partitions, 123.

British Dictionary definitions for septifragal


/ (sɛpˈtɪfrəɡəl) /

  1. (of a dehiscence) characterized by breaking apart from a natural line of division in the fruit

Origin of septifragal

C19: from septi- ² + -fragal, from Latin frangere to break

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