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dehisce

(dĕ'his),
To burst.

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.

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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with large trees native to western Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, is an exception, having 3-winged fruits that dehisce into three valves as well illustrated by Leenhouts (1956).
Nuts are enclosed in a fibrous, four-valved husk that dehisces at maturity in September to December.
The pericarp dehisces along one side of the nut when mature in midsummer.
These cupules are usually armed with spines but dehisce at maturity to expose and release the nut.