dissilient

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dissilient bursting open with force, as do some ripe seed vessels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dissilient Starting asunder; bursting and opening with an elastic force; dehiscing explosively; as, a dissilient pericarp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dissilient Starting or flying asunder; bursting open with some force, as the dry pod or capsule of some plants.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dissilient dis-sil′yent (bot.) bursting open with elastic force
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dissiliens, -entis, p. pr. of dissilire, to leap asunder: dis-, + salire, to leap
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dissiliens, -entisdis, asunder, salīre, to leap.

Usage

In literature:

Dissilient: bursting open elastically.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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