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caducous

Saltos de línea: ca¦du|cous
Pronunciación: /kəˈdjuːkəs
 
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Definición de caducous en inglés:

adjetivo

chiefly Botany
(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
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

Origen

late 17th century (in the sense 'epileptic'): from Latin caducus 'liable to fall' (from cadere 'to fall') + -ous.

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