[ sep-tif-ruh-guhl ]
/ sɛpˈtɪf rə gəl /
(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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM septifragalsep·tif·ra·gal·ly, adverb
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Septifragal, where the valves in dehiscence break away from the partitions, 123.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for septifragal
/ (sɛpˈtɪfrəɡəl) /
(of a dehiscence) characterized by breaking apart from a natural line of division in the fruit
Word Origin for septifragal
C19: from septi- ² + -fragal, from Latin frangere to break
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