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dehiscent

[di′his·ənt]
(botany)
Becoming open at maturity to release seeds, as certain fruits.
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The fruit dehisces apically to release several winged seeds.
At maturity, the husks or cupules of all of these species dehisce, and the nuts fall to the ground, where nut harvesters have easy access to them.
Usually the thecae dehisce longitudinally; the exception is Seymeria cassioides (Agalineae), in which the anthers open by apical pores (Gwynn et al.
There's no way to get a good handle on who's going to dehisce and who's not, so all comers need to be informed a priori of the potential," he said.
The Dalechampia stipulacea dry fruit dehisces by a split between the carpels, isolating a carpophore and three cocca, and later each carpel or coccum opens up for a split along the dorsal region.
A deep incision spontaneously dehisces or is deliberately opened by the surgeon, and its cultures positive or not cultured when the patient has at least one of the following signs of symptoms: fever (> 30[degrees] C) or localized pain or tenderness.