Meaning of septifragal in English:

septifragal

Pronunciation /sɛpˈtɪfrəɡl/

adjective

Botany
  • Designating a type of dehiscence in which the valves of a capsule break away from the septa. Also (of a fruit, especially a capsule): that dehisces in this manner.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From septi- + classical Latin frag-, stem of frangere to break + -al, after French septifrage.