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deciduous

Pronunciation: /dɪˈsɪdʒuəs; dɪˈsɪdjʊəs/

Translation of deciduous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [tree] de hoja caduca, caducifolio [technical/técnico]; [forest] de árboles de hoja caduca, de caducifolios [technical/técnico]
    Example sentences
    • For a short while, as the leaves turn on deciduous trees and shrubs, autumn colours command the stage.
    • Evergreen trees, including many conifers, support more leaf area than deciduous trees in the same environment.
    • Most of the deciduous trees have shed their leaves by mid-December.
    Example sentences
    • The first teeth (also known as milk teeth or deciduous teeth) normally start to break through the gum from at around six to nine months old.
    • However, the rate of wear in the deciduous teeth seems more or less linear, suggesting a systematic error in the age estimates of the juveniles.
    • They did not explain why adult feeding behavior could not be achieved with a smaller deciduous dentition.

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