Definition for DE-HIS'CENCE

DE-HIS'CENCE, n. [L. dehiscens, dehisco, to gape; de and hisco, id.]

  1. A gaping. In botany, the opening of capsules; the season when capsules open. – Martyn.
  2. The opening of the parts of the capsule in plants, and of the cells of anthers for emitting pollen, &c.

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