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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.]


(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]



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]


Past participle: dehisced
Gerund: dehiscing

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Present Continuous
I am 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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I 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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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dehiscing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dehiscing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dehiscing
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you had been dehiscing
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I would dehisce
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Past Conditional
I would have dehisced
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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 ?
Viability of orchid seeds tends to deteriorate quickly after dehiscing, mainly due to fluctuation in temperature and humidity (Batty et al.
Rather, what I am suggesting is that the subject of taste is a subject in suspension, someone who betrays all in dehiscing the self through cinematic splicing, editing, revision, and re-composition.
lucida flower displays many characteristics classically associated with pollination by bumble bees: pendulous fragrant blossoms with an urceolate corolla that contains a hidden nectar-secreting disc at the base of the ovary and poricidally dehiscing anthers (Judd, 1981; Faegri and van der Pijl, 1979; Proctor et al, 1996; Willmer, 2011).
At this level, the assumption is that the organization is a set of people by different spiritual viewpoints and organizations' leaders should perceive people's religious variety and accept it and also prepare the way for dehiscing this variety.
Increasing the number of layers of closure may minimize the risk for the suture line dehiscing.
Four stamens are adnate and reach the stigma level after anthesis, with a kidney-shaped anther dehiscing longitudinally, shedding oval- to sphere-shaped pollen grains that are 50 to 60 [micro]m in size (Chauhan et al.
More recently, Taylor and Clark (1983) recognized that the Ferocactus section includes species with a larger hilum-micropylar region (HMR), dried fruit dehiscing by a basal pole and glossy seed testas.
3 x 1-2 cm, glabrescent, dehiscing from the top to the bottom; seeds triangular, black to dark brown, 4-6 x 4-6 mm, about 1 mm thick, flattened, wingless, raphe prominulous and with membranose extensions as large as the seed itself (Fig.
Other scutella quickly turned from green to yellow and more slowly turned brown in color (Table 3) and only yellow or brown scutella were observed dehiscing.
In Euphorbiaceae each mericarp separates from the adjacent mericarps as well as from the central column, when the fruit dries out, dehiscing abruptly along the dorsal suture, so that the seeds are thrown far away (ROTH, 1977).
With the above factors borne in mind, those individuals who consider 'providing competent and skilled assistance under the direct supervision of the operating surgeon while not performing any form of surgical intervention' (PCC 2003, p2) might ask themselves whether this is any different from dressing a fungating breast tumour, excised pilonidal sinus, arterial leg ulcer, extensive full thickness thermal injuries, (which expose nerves, tendons or blood vessels) or a dehiscing abdominal wound in the inpatient environment.