Usage examples for dehiscence

  1. Moreover, to tell the truth, it is not a dehiscence prepared by means of some dainty piece of mechanism; it is a very irregular tear. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  2. It attains its height at mid- day, and it is then that the slightest breath of air, the slightest movement, suffices to cause dehiscence, which is generally followed by a scarcely perceptible contractile motion of the receptacle. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  3. The dehiscence takes place elsewhere, at some point on the sides. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre