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deciduous

1. Botany (of trees and shrubs) shedding all leaves annually at the end of the growing season and then having a dormant period without leaves
2. Zoology (of antlers, wings, teeth, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth

deciduous

[di′sij·ə·wəs]
(biology)
Falling off or being shed at the end of the growing period or season.

deciduous

Descriptive of trees or shrubs, usually of temperate climates, that shed their leaves annually; characteristic of most hardwoods and a few softwoods.
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Light fraction (LF), heavy fraction (HF), dry thorn forest (DTF), dry deciduous forest (DDF), moist deciduous forest (MDF), semi-evergreen forest (SEF).
Our results also quantify reductions in light and temperature in the understory of eastern deciduous forest that occurs with the invasion of Amur honeysuckle.
The adjacent 100 ha surrounding the SNWR boundary was composed of about 4% wetland vegetation types, 90% agriculture fields, and 6% deciduous forest vegetation types.
78), and between dense deciduous forest and sparse deciduous forest (r = 0.
We trapped them along the streambeds, on the limits of corn- and peanut fields, in cattle ranches, and among thorny vegetation and secondary vegetation in tropical deciduous forest.
We found that the coniferous forests had significantly less diversified spider fauna than the deciduous forests.
There was a significant increase in soil moisture after damming in deciduous forests (DFs); however, this was higher at the end of the dry season.
The widespread and common Mexican species occur most often in tropical deciduous forests and other open, seasonally dry habitats, but also in more mesic and even wet forests, especially in southeastern Mexico.
Deciduous forests are nearly eliminated, surviving only in small pockets along the south.
Deciduous forests are considered a variant ecosystem through providing nourishment and shelter to several animals.