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dehiscent

adjective Referring to dehiscence.

dehiscent

(of plant structures) spontaneously bursting open to liberate the enclosed contents. The two main dehiscent structures are ANTHERS releasing pollen grains and certain dry fruits that split open to release seeds, for example those of peas, beans, wallflowers, delphiniums. See also CIRCUMSCISSILE.
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In contrast to the anomalies described previously, [sup][5],[25],[26] such as a venous sinus stenosis and a high jugular bulb, a dehiscent sigmoid plate was the most frequent anomaly on the symptomatic side in the current study, diagnosed in 86.
5 cm long, coriaceous, irregularly spreading or deflexed, dehiscent, oblong, straight, subterete.
Seeds release from their surroundings by dehiscent fruit fall either to the ground or into water.
Early characterization efforts based on agrobotanical characters revealed four major regions of flax diversity as mentioned above (Vavilov, 1926; 1951) and several unique groups of cultivated flax such as fiber flax, intermediate flax, large-seeded flax, and dehiscent flax (Dillman, 1953; Kulpa and Danert, 1962).
The fruits are dehiscent capsules (Bisse 1988) and their seeds have a poor and erratic germination unless pregerminative treatments such as thermic or acid scarification are applied (Alvarez 1985).
Objective tinnitus--which can be heard also by people in proximity to the patient's ear--can be caused by vascular abnormalities (congenital arteriovenous fistula, acquired arteriovenous shunt, glomus jugulare, high-riding carotid artery, carotid stenosis, persistent stapedial artery, dehiscent jugular bulb or a vascular loop such as anterior inferior communicating artery [AICA] or posterior inferior communicating artery [PICA] compressing the auditory nerve) or mechanical disorders (abnormally patent Eustachian tube, palatal myoclonus, temporomandibular joint disorder, or stapedial muscle spasticity).
The stiff fruit pedicel and the (sub)apically dehiscent capsule suggest that seed dispersal takes place over rather short distances, in spite of the flat seeds.
Vegetative reproduction can occur by layering in favorable conditions, but the primary mode of reproduction is through the production of numerous small seeds in dry dehiscent capsules.
The minute seeds of Oxydendrum arboreum were not recovered in our traps, but we did quantify the dehiscent capsules.
Pollen mixtures were created by collecting freshly dehiscent anthers from 20 haphazardly selected members of the pollen pool and mixing them thoroughly in a microcentrifuge tube with a fine paint brush.
Levinas's subject is constituted in a dehiscent, asymmetric surge of responsibility toward the Other, without "waiting for reciprocity.
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