caducity [ kuh-doo-si-tee, -dyoo- ]
1. the infirmity or weakness of old age; senility.
2. frailty; transitoriness: the caducity of life.
age, lapse, senility
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Origin: 1760–1770; < French caducité, equivalent to caduc caducous + -ité -ity
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CADUCITY
Magpies, crows, and jays, evince symptoms of caducity at the same age.
A WORLD OF WONDERS|VARIOUS
Pensive musings upon the caducity of the human race are, generally, rather feminine than masculine.
RED AS A ROSE IS SHE|RHODA BROUGHTON
The "caducity" and "persistency" of floral envelopes furnish some valuable characteristics for the distinction of species.
EVERYDAY OBJECTS|W. H. DAVENPORT ADAMS
Let us deduct even from old age the years of infancy, the years of caducity, and the years of sleep,—alas!
CURIOSITIES OF MEDICAL EXPERIENCE|J. G. (JOHN GIDEON) MILLINGEN
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