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circumscissile

cir·cum·scis·sile
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-sis-il]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˈsɪs ɪl/
    • /sˈɜːkəmsˌɪsaɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-sis-il]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˈsɪs ɪl/

Definitions of circumscissile word

  • adjective circumscissile (of the dry dehiscent fruits of certain plants) opening completely by a transverse split 3
  • adjective circumscissile opening or splitting by a transverse fissure around the circumference, leaving an upper and lower half 3
  • adjective circumscissile opening along a transverse circular line, as a seed vessel. 1
  • adjective circumscissile (botany) Describing any seed-vessel that splits along a circumference, with the upper part coming off as a lid. 0

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Origin of circumscissile

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35; circum- + scissile

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Parts of speech for Circumscissile

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

circumscissile popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

circumscissile usage trend in Literature

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