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de·hisce

 (dĭ-hĭs′)
intr.v. de·hisced, de·hisc·ing, de·hisc·es
1. Botany To open at definite places, discharging seeds, pollen, or other contents, as the ripe capsules or pods of some plants.
2. Medicine To rupture or break open, as a surgical wound.

[Latin dehīscere : dē-, de- + hīscere, to split, inchoative of hiāre, to be open.]

dehisce

(dɪˈhɪs)
vb
(Botany) (intr) (of fruits, anthers, etc) to burst open spontaneously, releasing seeds, pollen, etc
[C17: from Latin dēhiscere to split open, from de- + hiscere to yawn, gape]

de•hisce

(dɪˈhɪs)

v.i. -hisced, -hisc•ing.
to burst open, as capsules of plants; gape.
[1650–60; < Latin dēhiscere to gape, part =dē- de- + hiscere to gape, yawn]

dehisce


Past participle: dehisced
Gerund: dehiscing

Imperative
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Present
I dehisce
you dehisce
he/she/it dehisces
we dehisce
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Preterite
I dehisced
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we dehisced
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Present Continuous
I am dehiscing
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he/she/it is dehiscing
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Present Perfect
I have dehisced
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Past Continuous
I was dehiscing
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Past Perfect
I had dehisced
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Future
I will dehisce
you will dehisce
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Future Perfect
I will have dehisced
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Future Continuous
I will be dehiscing
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you will be dehiscing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dehiscing
you have been dehiscing
he/she/it has been dehiscing
we have been dehiscing
you have been dehiscing
they have been dehiscing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dehiscing
you will have been dehiscing
he/she/it will have been dehiscing
we will have been dehiscing
you will have been dehiscing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dehiscing
you had been dehiscing
he/she/it had been dehiscing
we had been dehiscing
you had been dehiscing
they had been dehiscing
Conditional
I would dehisce
you would dehisce
he/she/it would dehisce
we would dehisce
you would dehisce
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Past Conditional
I would have dehisced
you would have dehisced
he/she/it would have dehisced
we would have dehisced
you would have dehisced
they would have dehisced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dehisce - burst or split open; "flowers dehisce when they release pollen"
push through, break through, erupt, come out - break out; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"
References in periodicals archive ?
A deep incision spontaneously dehisces or is deliberately opened by the surgeon, and its cultures positive or not cultured when the patient has at least one of the following signs of symptoms: fever (> 30[degrees] C) or localized pain or tenderness.
The anther is tetrasporangiate and dehisces longitudinally.
weddellianum, the exo/mesocarp dehisces at maturity along the grooves exposing the endocarp and releasing the seed.
When a drop of rain hits the cup-shaped top of a yellow or brown scutellum, it dehisces and falls off the plant and the resulting mechanical energy from this event causes the scales to throw the nutlets away from the plant.