Definition of Caducous

1. Adjective. Shed at an early stage of development. "The caducous calyx of a poppy"

Exact synonyms: Shed
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Deciduous
Antonyms: Persistent

Definition of Caducous

1. Adjective. (biology) Of a part of an organism, disappearing in the normal course of development. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Tending to fall early. ¹

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Definition of Caducous

1. transitory; perishable [adj]

Medical Definition of Caducous

1. Falling off early. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caducous

cadre parties
cadre party
caducous (current term)
caecal arteries
caecal folds
caecal foramen of frontal bone
caecal foramen of the tongue
caecal hernia
caecal recess
caecal volvulus

Literary usage of Caducous

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1. The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study by Jean-Marie Guyau (1897)
"Second durable element of religious morality: Love—Alteration of this element by the addition of ideas of grace, predestination, damnation—caducous elements ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1887)
"... caducous scales of enamel and dentine in shallow cavities represent the incisor dentition of ..."

3. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"Calyx 2-leaved, caducous: corol 4-petalled: stigma • broad disk, with radiating lines: capsule 1-celled,. dehiscent by pore* under the permanent stigma. 27. ..."

4. Timber: A Comprehensive Study of Wood in All Its Aspects, Commercial and by Paul Charpentier, Joseph Kennell, tr (1902)
"INDIGENOUS OAKS WITH caducous LEAVES. OAK WITH SESSILE ACORNS, ... Oaks are divided into two classes: those having caducous leaves (which are lost in ..."

5. Gray's Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1879)
"273), the bracts arc minute and caducous or abortive, and the ramification complete with all the flower-buds well formed before the oldest expand, ..."

6. The Institutes of Gaius and Rules of Ulpian: The Former from Studemund's by Gaius, Wilhelm Studemund, James Muirhead (1880)
"OF caducous TESTAMENTARY GIFTS.] 1 A testamentary gift which, for some reason or other, he to whom it was left has failed to take, although so left that ..."

7. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn; Jepson (1901)
"Trees or shrubs with alternate petioled simple leaves, caducous Staminale aments pendulous, the flowers in clusters of 3 in the axil of each bract, ..."

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