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English noun: dehiscence

1. dehiscence (phenomenon) (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound

Broader (hypernym)organic phenomenon

Attributedehiscent, indehiscent

Domain categorybiological science, biology

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