Dis*sil"i*ent (?), a. [L. dissiliens, -entis, p. pr. of dissilire to leap asunder: dis- + salire to leap.]

Starting asunder; bursting and opening with an elastic force; dehiscing explosively; as, a dissilient pericarp.

 

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