(Latin: to stand open, to split; opening, aperture, gap; to yawn)
2. To rupture or to break open, as a surgical wound: "A surgical wound may partially or completely dehisce after surgery, depending upon whether some or all of the layers of tissue come open."
3. To burst open, as capsules of plants; to gape.
4. Etymology: from Latin dehiscere, "to split open", and from hiscere, "to gape, to yawn"; from Latin hiare, "to yawn".
2. A rupture, bursting open, or splitting open, as of a surgical wound, or of an organ or structure to discharge its contents: "A dehiscence is a complication of surgery which take place in a secondary to poor wound healing."
"Risk factors of dehiscences include diabetes, advanced age, obesity, and trauma during the post-surgical period."3. Etymology: from Latin dehiscere, "to split open"; from hiscere, "to gape, to yawn", and from Latin hiare, "to yawn".
The word dehiscence is one of the most vexing words in the surgeon's vocabulary. When a post-operation patient has a dehiscence, one or more of the tissue layers of the incision have come apart. In a worst scenario, underlying organs; such as, the gut, lung, etc. bulge out of the wound.
2. A reference to the splitting open of a partially healed surgery: "There are times when a surgical incision which has been closed with sutures or clips becomes a dehiscent wound when it breaks open before it heals."
2. Etymology: from Latin hians and hiare, "to gape or to open wide">
2. A slight pause occurring when two adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in "duality": In Voni's English class she learned that the terms "naive" and "cooperate" were two good examples of hiatuses.
3. In anatomy, a separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or a body part: The spinal cord passes through the hiatus, a large opening called the foramen magnum, which is located at the base of the cranium.
4. In printing, a space where something is missing; especially, in manuscripts: The scholars detected a hiatus, or a lost passage in the medieval writings which they were trying to transcribe.
5. Etymology: from Latin hiatus, "opening, rupture, gap", from hiare, "to gape, to stand open"; "a break or opening in a material object".
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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.