(Latin: to stand open, to split; opening, aperture, gap; to yawn)
2. To rupture or to break open, as a surgical wound.
3. To burst open, as capsules of plants; to gape.
In medicine: To burst open or to gape. A surgical wound may partially or completely dehisce after surgery, depending upon whether some or all of the layers of tissue come open.
Etymologically, when a peapod is ripe after a period of time and bursts open, it is considered "a yawning". The term dehisce comes from Latin dehiscere, "to split open", and from hiscere, "to gape, to yawn", from Latin hiare, "to yawn".
2. The release of materials by the splitting open of an organ or tissue.
3. The natural bursting open of capsules, fruits, anthers, etc., for the discharge of their contents.
4. A rupture, bursting open, or splitting open, as of a surgical wound, or of an organ or structure to discharge its contents.
5. A premature bursting open or splitting along natural or surgical suture lines.
A complication of surgery that occurs secondary to poor wound healing. Risk factors include diabetes, advanced age, obesity and trauma during the post-surgical period.
From Latin dehiscere, "to split open"; from hiscere, "to gape, to yawn", from Latin hiare, "to yawn".
Information from A Word a Day about dehiscence
The word dehiscence is one of the most vexing words in the surgeon's lexicon. When a post-op patient "dehisses", one or more of the tissue layers of the incision have come apart. In a worst scenario, underlying organs (e.g. gut, lung, etc.) bulge out of the wound.
2. Opening spontaneously at maturity to release seed.
2. To open wide, as the margins of an incision or laceration.
For example, a hiatal hernia is an anatomical abnormality in which part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm and up into the chest. Although hiatal hernias are present in approximately 15% of the population, they are associated with symptoms in only a minority of those afflicted.
2. A slight pause occurring when two adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in "duality".
3. In anatomy, a separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part; gap between structures.
4. In printing, a gap where something is missing, especially in manuscripts.
5. Etymology: a "break" or "opening in a material object", from Latin hiatus, "opening, rupture, gap", from hiare, "to gape, to stand open".
The sense, or meaning, of "gap" or "interruption in events", etc. was first recorded in 1613.
2. Not opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds; hard, dry, holding onto the seeds.
3. Lacking a distinct opening mechanism; spores shed by irregular rupture or breakdown of the capsule wall.