Definitions for caducouskəˈdu kəs, -ˈdyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•du•couskəˈdu kəs, -ˈdyu-(adj.)

  1. Bot. dropping off very early, as leaves.

    Category: Botany

  2. Zool. subject to shedding.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of caducous:

1675–85; < L cadūcus unsteady, perishable =cad(ere) to fall +-ūcus adj. suffix; see -ous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caducous, shed(adj)

    shed at an early stage of development

    "most amphibians have caducous gills"; "the caducous calyx of a poppy"

Wiktionary

  1. caducous(Adjective)

    Of a part of an organism, disappearing in the normal course of development.

  2. caducous(Adjective)

    Tending to fall early.

    caducous leaves

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caducous

    dropping off or disappearing early, as the calyx of a poppy, or the gills of a tadpole

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