circumscissile definition

  • adjective:
    • Botany Splitting or starting along a circumference, with the top stopping as a lid: a circumscissile seed capsule.
    • explaining any seed-vessel that splits along a circumference, using upper component stopping as a lid
    • Dehiscing or opening by a transverse fissure extending around (a capsule or pod). See Illust. of pyxidium.
    • Botany Splitting or opening along a circumference, using top coming off as a lid: a circumscissile seed capsule.
    • Describing any seed-vessel that splits along a circumference, using upper part stopping as a lid
    • Dehiscing or orifice by a transverse fissure extending around (a capsule or pod). See Illust. of pyxidium.
  • others:
    • In botany, opening or split by a transverse circular range: placed on a mode of dehiscence in certain fruits, such as the pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), henbane, and monkeypot, the fruit in these instances being called a pyxidium.
    • In botany, opening or split by a transverse circular line: applied to a mode of dehiscence in a few fruits, as in the pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), henbane, and monkeypot, the fruit in these instances being called a pyxidium.

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