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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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2005) described 43 ectomycorrhizal species of Lactairus that form association with deciduous vegetation and coniferous plants.
Molecular investigations to determine the ectomycorrhizal habit of Lactarius sanguifluus associated with coniferous and deciduous vegetation of Galyat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Unless damage by moose is reduced in Sweden in the landscapes that we studied, it is doubtful that deciduous vegetation can be maintained, thereby affecting biodiversity.