• (n.) The act of gaping.
  • (n.) A gaping or bursting open along a definite line of attachment or suture, without tearing, as in the opening of pods, or the bursting of capsules at maturity so as to emit seeds, etc.; also, the bursting open of follicles, as in the ovaries of animals, for the expulsion of their contents.

Compare dehiscence with other words:

dehiscence vs. dispersal

abscission vs. dehiscence

dehiscence vs. serous

dehiscence vs. rupture

anther vs. dehiscence

dehiscence vs. organ

dehiscence vs. dehiscent

dehiscence vs. gaping

dehisce vs. dehiscence