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caducous

División en sílabas: ca·du·cous
Pronunciación: /kəˈd(y)o͞okəs
 
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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.
Example sentences
  • 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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