dehisce

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dehisce

(dĕ'his),
To burst.
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dehisce

(dĭ-hĭs′)
intr.v. de·hisced, de·hiscing, de·hisces
1. Botany To open at definite places, discharging seeds, pollen, or other contents, as the ripe capsules or pods of some plants.
2. Medicine To rupture or break open, as a surgical wound.
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dehisce

verb To have opened, as may occur in a recently closed wound in which the sutures or staples have failed.
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