indehiscence

indehiscent

[in-di-his-uhnt]
adjective Botany, Mycology.
not dehiscent; not opening at maturity.

Origin:
1825–35; in-3 + dehiscent

indehiscence, noun
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indehiscent (ˌɪndɪˈhɪsənt)
 
adj
(of fruits) not dehiscent; not opening to release seeds
 
inde'hiscence
 
n

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indehiscence   (ĭn'dĭ-hĭs'əns)  Pronunciation Key 
The condition of not splitting open spontaneously at maturity to disperse contents. Used of plant structures such as seed pods. Compare dehiscence.
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