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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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By describing her field studies as a personal journey to discover the history of the eastern deciduous forest from ancient time to the present, Delcourt makes the challenges and rewards of scientific investigation come alive to all who read this book.
From a community perspective, restoring disturbed areas to deciduous forest communities offers many benefits including providing habitat for wildlife, reducing soil erosion, and promoting nutrient cycling and biological productivity of soils (Peterken 1995; Miller 1998).
After that, Keizer was alone on the course, a 20-mile loop that racers must complete five times through open deciduous forest crisscrossed by poison ivy and sawbriars, vining plants almost as nasty as blackberries.
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AGRA'S Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, spread over just about eight square kilometres, with its deciduous forest and Keetham Lake is home to more than 165 species of migratory birds and reptiles.
Other investigators have also noted that nest sites of Sharp-shinned Hawks may be adjacent to clearings, brushy areas, or open deciduous forest (Palmer 1988).