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(of an organ or part) easily detached and shed at an early stage.‘poppies have caducous sepals that are shed after the bud has opened’
- ‘The caducous trees prevail, such as ñire, lenga, rauli and pellín oak, although there are also perennial trees such as cypress, and canas, rushes, etc.’
- ‘He states that the verification of the occurrence of bracteoles could be useful, because there is a tendency to use ‘absent’ for ‘caducous’, which could lead to erroneous conclusions.’
- ‘It had aseptate hyphae and sporangia were papillate, both caducous and non-caducous, and their shape ranged from ovoid to elongate and distorted.’
- ‘Reproduction and dispersion are doubtless accomplished by the caducous branchlets.’
- ‘In the poppy family, the sepals are caducous.’
Late 17th century (in the sense ‘epileptic’): from Latin caducus liable to fall (from cadere to fall) + -ous.
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