Marginicidal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Marginicidal (Bot) Dehiscent by the separation of united carpels; -- said of fruits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • marginicidal In botany, a term descriptive of that mode of dehiscence in which the carpels separate along their external line of junction, not, however, splitting the septa or partitions, as in septicidal dehiscence, but breaking away from them.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. margo, -ginis, margin + caedere, to cut