Definition of indehiscent in English:

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indehiscent

Pronunciation: /ˌindəˈhis(ə)nt/

adjective

Botany
(Of a pod or fruit) not splitting open to release the seeds when ripe.
Example sentences
  • It appears that the dehiscent and indehiscent forms do not belong to separate species, rather dehiscence is segregating within populations.
  • Despite this distribution, dehiscence does not occur in two sets: when the flower opens usually only one or two stamens are fertile, the others being short and indehiscent; these gradually elongate and open.
  • He observed that only pulpy, but indehiscent, fruits with a juicy, sweet flesh produce ethanol when becoming overripe.

Derivatives

indehiscence

Pronunciation: /ˌindəˈhis(ə)ns/
noun
Example sentences
  • Research is also in progress to obtain indehiscence through mutations and also to splice the appropriate Cuphea genes into a conventional crop such as rape.
  • Monroella and Petriea exhibit these features and by the development of indehiscence of the pod, the Huttonella subgenus subsequently arose.
  • The tapetum degenerates earlier than usual, resulting in high pollen sterility, and anther indehiscence occurs when pollen stainability falls below 20 percent.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: in·de·his·cent

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