circumscissile

circumscissile

[sur-kuhm-sis-il]
adjective Botany.
opening along a transverse circular line, as a seed vessel.

Origin:
1825–35; circum- + scissile

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circumscissile (ˌsɜːkəmˈsɪsaɪl)
 
adj
(of the dry dehiscent fruits of certain plants) opening completely by a transverse split
 
[C19: from circum- + Latin scissilis capable of splitting, from scindere to split]

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