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[dih-his] /dɪˈhɪs/
verb (used without object), dehisced, dehiscing.
to burst open, as capsules of plants; gape.
Origin of dehisce
1650-60; < Latin dēhiscere to gape, part, equivalent to dē- de- + hiscere to gape, yawn (hi(āre) to yawn + -scere inchoative suffix) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dehisced


(intransitive) (of fruits, anthers, etc) to burst open spontaneously, releasing seeds, pollen, etc
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dēhiscere to split open, from de- + hiscere to yawn, gape
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dehisced in Medicine

dehisce de·hisce (dĭ-hĭs')
v. de·hisced, de·hisc·ing, de·hisc·es
To rupture or break open, as a surgical wound.

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