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. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — …   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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.