septicidal [sep΄tə sīd′'l]
/span> SEPTI-2 + -CIDE + -AL
Bot. splitting open, or dehiscent, down the middle of the partitions uniting carpels

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sep·ti·ci·dal (sĕp'tĭ-sīdʹl) adj. Botany
Dehiscing by splitting along or through the septa. Used of a seed capsule.
  [septum + Latin -cīdere, to cut (from caedere. See caesura) + -al1.]   sep'ti·ciʹdal·ly adv.

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