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1. Botany The spontaneous opening at maturity of a plant structure, such as a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents.
2. Medicine A rupture or splitting open, as of a surgical wound, or of an organ or structure to discharge its contents.

de·his′cent adj.


(Botany) (of fruits, anthers, etc) opening spontaneously to release seeds or pollen
deˈhiscence n
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Adj.1.dehiscent - (of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
indehiscent - (of e.g. fruits) not opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
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The middle and lower 1.5cm of the vertical segment of the facial canal was found dehiscent and covered with granulations (Fig ure 4).
Lower moisture content in seeds collected from the soil may be explained by the fact that the fruits are dehiscent and the environmental conditions allowed such difference.
Many theories have been proposed to explain the occurrence of this phenomenon, the most plausible one suggested that the blastocyst enters and gets implanted into the myometrium through a microscopic dehiscent tract that might be created as a result of trauma during previous uterine surgery (9).
As suggested by preoperative CT scan, the facial nerve was dehiscent but not overhanging.
Visualization of the lateral sphenoid wall can then be carried out with an angled endoscope (figure, B and C) to be sure that the internal carotid is not dangerously bulging into or dehiscent into the sinus cavity.
The fruits of Peltogyne paniculata are dehiscent, measuring up to 5 cm in length, which, due to animal predation, adopt a high seed production as regeneration strategy, where barochoric and zoochoric dispersion may occur (Rivera-Martin et al., 2013).
This section grouped species with (a) carbonized stromata, (b) conical-papillate ostioles surrounded or not by a discoid area, (c) smooth ascospores usually with dehiscent perispore but with a thickening of 1/3 of the length of the ascospores and (d) nodulisporium-like anamorphs.
126 Fruit dehiscence (0) indehiscent or dehiscing irregularly, dorsally only, or laterally, (1) dehiscent ventrally or both ventrally and dorsally, (2) horizontally dehiscent with vertical extensions.
[7] The sinus walls may be thinned or completely dehiscent with extensive advancement into surrounding structures as in this case.
In nearly twice as many patients with versus without OSA, the tegmen mastoideum was dehiscent (37 versus 20 percent; difference, 17 percent; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.4 to 32).
An emergent laparotomy confirmed the fistula between the bypass at the proximal level and duodenum with a dehiscent suture at that level.