What does caducous mean?

Definitions for caducouskəˈdu kəs, -ˈdyu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word caducous.

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"


  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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caducous

    ka-dū′kus, adj. falling early, as leaves or flowers.—n. Cadū′city, transitoriness, senility. [L. caducuscad-ĕre, to fall.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caducous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caducous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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