septicidal

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septicidal

[¦sep·tə¦sīd·əl]
(botany)
A type of dehiscence exhibited by some fruit in which splitting of the pericarp occurs along the junction of component carpels.
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The fruit is a (2-)-5-winged septicidally dehiscent capsule (Sheahan, 2007), formed from a 5-carpellate ovary.
The fruit is 4-winged, septicidally dehiscent capsule developed from a 4-carpellate ovary.