Definition of deciduate in English:

deciduate

adjective

  • 1Zoology. Of a mammal: possessing a placenta which is cast off at parturition; belonging to the former group Deciduata. Now rare.

  • 2Zoology and Anatomy. Of a placenta: cast off at parturition.

noun

  • Zoology. A mammal with a deciduate placenta; a member of the former group Deciduata. Usually in plural.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From decidua + -ate.

Pronunciation

deciduate

/dɪˈsɪdʒʊət//dɪˈsɪdjʊət/