- the infirmity or weakness of old age; senility.
- frailty; transitoriness: the caducity of life.
Origin of caducity
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Magpies, crows, and jays, evince symptoms of caducity at the same age.A World of Wonders
The "caducity" and "persistency" of floral envelopes furnish some valuable characteristics for the distinction of species.Everyday Objects
W. H. Davenport Adams
Pensive musings upon the caducity of the human race are, generally, rather feminine than masculine.Red as a Rose is She
Let us deduct even from old age the years of infancy, the years of caducity, and the years of sleep,—alas!Curiosities of Medical Experience</p>
J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
C18: from French, from Latin cadūcus caducous
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