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  • (in botany) To burst or split open at definite places, discharging seeds, or pollen, or other contents, as the ripe pods of some plants.
          Anthers dehisce when the flower opens.
  • (in medicine) To rupture or break open, as a surgical wound.
          A surgical wound may partially or completely dehisce after surgery, depending upon whether some or all of the layers of tissue come open.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



De*hisce" (?), v. i. [L. dehiscere; de- + hiscere to gape.] To gape; to open by dehiscence.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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