[ dih-sij-oo-uh s ]
/ dɪˈsɪdʒ u əs /
shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs.
falling off or shed at a particular season, stage of growth, etc., as leaves, horns, or teeth.
not permanent; transitory.
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Origin of deciduous
OTHER WORDS FROM deciduous
de·cid·u·ous·ly, adverbde·cid·u·ous·ness, nounnon·de·cid·u·ous, adjectivenon·de·cid·u·ous·ly, adverb
Words nearby deciduous
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British Dictionary definitions for non-deciduous
/ (dɪˈsɪdjʊəs) /
Derived forms of deciduousdeciduously, adverbdeciduousness, noun
Word Origin for deciduous
C17: from Latin dēciduus falling off, from dēcidere to fall down, from cadere to fall
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Medical definitions for non-deciduous
[ dĭ-sĭj′ōō-əs ]
Falling off or shed at a specific stage of growth, as teeth of the first dentition.
Of, relating to, or being the first or primary dentition.
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Scientific definitions for non-deciduous
[ dĭ-sĭj′ōō-əs ]
Shedding leaves at the end of a growing season and regrowing them at the beginning of the next growing season. Most deciduous plants bear flowers and have woody stems and broad rather than needlelike leaves. Maples, oaks, elms, and aspens are deciduous. Compare evergreen. See more at abscission.
Falling off or shed at a particular season or stage of growth, as antlers.
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