septifragal

septifragal

[sep-tif-ruh-guhl]
adjective Botany.
(of a capsule) dehiscing by breaking away from the partitions but remaining attached to the common axis; dehiscing at the valves or backs of the carpels but leaving the septa intact.

septifragally, adverb
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septifragal (sɛpˈtɪfrəɡəl)
 
adj
(of a dehiscence) characterized by breaking apart from a natural line of division in the fruit
 
[C19: from septi-² + -fragal, from Latin frangere to break]

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