Septifragal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Septifragal (Bot) Breaking from the partitions; -- said of a method of dehiscence in which the valves of a pod break away from the partitions, and these remain attached to the common axis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • septifragal In botany, literally, breaking from the partitions: noting a mode of dehiscence in which the backs of the carpels separate from the dissepiments, whether formed by their sides or by expansions of the placenta. See dehiscence, 2, and compare septicidal and loculicidal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Septifragal sep-tif′rā-gal (bot.) breaking away from the partitions, said of the valves of a pod.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Septum, + L. frangere, fractum, to break
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. septum, a partition, frangĕre, fractum, to break.