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adj. Botany
Dehiscing by splitting longitudinally through the septa. Used of a seed capsule.

[sept(um) + Latin -cīdere, to cut (from caedere; see caesura) + -al.]

sep′ti·ci′dal·ly adv.


(Botany) botany (of a dehiscence) characterized by splitting along the partitions of the seed capsule
[C19: from septi-2 + -cidal]
ˌseptiˈcidally adv
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halicacabum, each septum is divided into two separated layers, one remain fixed to the ovary central axis, and in this way, the septifragal capsule in this genera species could display additionally septicidal dehiscence; in U.
It has played an important role in medicinal chemistry [1, 2] and posseses almost all types of biological activities [3, 4] like antimicrobial [5], antitubercular [6], antibacterial [7], anticonvulsant [8], antifungal [9], anticancer [10], septicidal [11], and antiviral [12].
The flowers mature into septicidal capsules bearing multiple seeds (e.g., Spongberg, 1972; Verdcourt, 1973; Jin & Ohba, 2001; Ge et al., 2002; Siddiqi, 2005; Kubitzki, 2007a; Morin, 2009).
It is a simple septicidal trigonous capsule with a weight of 179 [+ or -] 26.6 mg and invariably produces three seeds against the actual six ovules in a flower.
2), when the globose ovary begins to swell, forming a dry capsule with septicidal deshiscence; the dry, open carpels remain for 1-2 years on old, dry inflorescences.
Fruits have septicidal dehiscence and contain dark tannins.