dehiscence definition

  • noun:
    • Botany The natural opening at readiness of a plant structure, particularly a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its articles.
    • drug A rupture or splitting open, since a surgical injury, or of an organ or framework to discharge its items.
    • starting of an organ by its very own means (including an anther or a seed pod) to produce its contents.
    • A rupture, as with a surgical wound setting up, usually with a flow of serous substance.
    • Opening, gaping, in a broad good sense.
    • The work of gaping.
    • A gaping or bursting available along an absolute line of accessory or suture, without ripping, such as the opening of pods, and/or bursting of capsules at readiness to be able to give off seeds, etc.; in addition, the bursting available of follicles, as with the ovaries of pets, for expulsion of their items.
    • A gaping.
    • 2. In botany, the orifice of a pericarp for release for the seeds, or of an anther setting no-cost the pollen.
    • In pathol., a bursting open.
    • (biology) launch of product by splitting available of an organ or tissue; the normal bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive human anatomy to produce seeds or spores or even the bursting available of a surgically shut wound

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