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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dehiscent  \De*his"cent\,  a.  [L.  dehiscens,  -entis,  p.  pr  Cf  F. 
  d['e]hiscent.] 
  Characterized  by  dehiscence;  opening  in  some  definite  way  as 
  the  capsule  of  a  plant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dehiscent 
  adj  :  (of  e.g.  fruits  and  anthers)  opening  spontaneously  at 
  maturity  to  release  seeds  [ant:  {indehiscent}] 




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