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dehiscent

[di′his·ənt]
(botany)
Becoming open at maturity to release seeds, as certain fruits.
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0 cm long, hispid, imbricate, deflexed, dehiscent, oblong, straight, turgid.
a genus with dehiscent, nonwinged fruits and smooth rather than ridged seeds is not accepted here.
In our case, sacrifice of the chorda tympani nerve or repeated stimulation of the dehiscent bifid facial nerve might have provided the stimuli for viral reactivation.
A stapedotomy was made at the anterior edge of the footplate, and a 5-mm prosthesis was placed and angled slightly to get around the dehiscent facial nerve.
We then realized that the large soft-tissue mass that was seen in the sphenoid sinus on CT was in fact a large, dehiscent intrasphenoid segment of the carotid artery (figure, D).
Temporal bone studies suggest that the bone overlying the superior semicircular canal may be dehiscent in as much as 0.
Likewise, placement in the posterior inferior quadrant is not recommended because it might cause damage to the round window and/or it might be complicated by a dehiscent jugular bulb.
If a patient has or had a dehiscent overhanging facial nerve in one ear, there is a 25% chance that he or she will have one in the other ear.
Plants produce one-four ovoid or triangular nuts in a two- or four-valved, dehiscent, spiny cupule (Kaul, 1986, 1988).
The possible local causes in our case probably could have been eustachian tube dysfunction, small and sclerotic mastoids, and a congenitally dehiscent tegmen and sinus plate.
In addition, there are isolated cases of a taxon with fleshy, indehiscent fruits in a tribe that is otherwise characterized by dehiscent fruits with a dry pericarp and winged seeds.