Definitions for caducouskəˈdu kəs, -ˈdyu-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. caducous, shed(adj)

    shed at an early stage of development

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

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Caducous

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

  2. Origin: [L. caducus falling, inclined to fall, fr. cadere to fall. See Cadence.]

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