Septifragal
Septifragal Sep*tif"ra*gal, a. [Septum + L. frangere, fractum, to break.] (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. [1913 Webster]

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  • septifragal — [sep tif′rə gəl] adj. 〚 SEPTI 2 + base of L frangere, to BREAK + AL〛 opening, or dehiscing, by the breaking away of the outer walls of the carpels from the partitions septifragally adv. * …   Universalium

  • septifragal — [sep tif′rə gəl] adj. [ SEPTI 2 + base of L frangere, to BREAK + AL] opening, or dehiscing, by the breaking away of the outer walls of the carpels from the partitions septifragally adv …   English World dictionary

  • septifragal — sep·tif·ra·gal …   English syllables

  • septifragal — /sɛpˈtɪfrəgəl/ (say sep tifruhguhl) adjective (of a fruit) characterised by the breaking away of the valves from the septa or dissepiments, in dehiscence. {septi 2 + Latin frag break + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • septifragal — …   Useful english dictionary

  • septifragally — See septifragal. * * * …   Universalium

  • bhreg- — To break. Derivatives include breach, fraction, frail1, infringe, and suffrage. 1. a. break, from Old English brecan, to break; b. breach, from …   Universalium

  • septi- — 1 [sep′tə, sep′ti] [< L septem, SEVEN] combining form seven [septilateral] septi 2 [sep′tə, sep′ti] [< SEPTUM] combining form divider, septum [septifragal] …   English World dictionary

  • septifragally — adverb see septifragal …   Useful english dictionary

  • sep´ti|cid´al|ly — sep|ti|cid|al «SEHP tuh SY duhl», adjective. Botany. (of dehiscent seed capsules) bursting along the septa: »There are three kinds of valvular dehiscence: septicidal, loculicidal, and septifragal (Heber W. Youngken). ╂[< septum + Latin caedere …   Useful english dictionary

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