"dehiscence" Definition

  1. n. The act of gaping.
  2. n. A gaping or bursting open along a definite line of attachment or suture, without tearing, as in the opening of pods, or the bursting of capsules at maturity so as to emit seeds, etc.; also, the bursting open of follicles, as in the ovaries of animals, for the expulsion of their contents.

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Position in dictionary: 25347 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "dehiscence": 1
Words that end with "dehiscence": 2
Words that contain "dehiscence": 2
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