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deciduous

 [de-sid´u-us]
falling off; subject to being shed, such as deciduous (primary) teeth. See tooth.

de·cid·u·ous

(dē-sid'yū-ŭs),
1. Not permanent; denoting that which eventually falls off.
2. In dentistry, often used to designate the first or primary dentition.
[L. deciduus, falling off]

deciduous

/de·cid·u·ous/ (dĕ-sid´u-us) falling off or shed at maturity, as the teeth of the first dentition.

deciduous

(dĭ-sĭj′o͞o-əs)
adj.
Of or relating to the primary teeth.

de·cid′u·ous·ly adv.
de·cid′u·ous·ness n.

deciduous

[də·sid′yo̅o̅·əs]
Etymology: L, decidere, to fall off
falling off or shed at maturity.

de·cid·u·ous

(dĕ-sij'ū-ŭs)
1. Not permanent; denoting that which eventually falls off.
2. dentistry Referring to the first or primary dentition.
See: deciduous tooth
[L. deciduus, falling off]

deciduous

Shed or falling at a particular time or stage of growth. Sometimes applied to the primary teeth.

de·cid·u·ous

(D) (dĕ-sij'ū-ŭs)
1. Not permanent; denoting that which eventually falls off.
2. In dentistry, the first or primary dentition.
[L. deciduus, falling off]

deciduous (dēsid´ūəs),

adj that which will be shed (exfoliated). Older term pertaining specifically to the first dentition. Preferred term is
primary.
deciduous dentition,
deciduous teeth,

deciduous

falling off; subject to being shed, as deciduous teeth.

deciduate, deciduous, decidual

characterized by shedding, e.g. teeth, placenta.

deciduate placenta, deciduate membrane
endothelial and hemochorial placentas.
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