Fu*ga"cious (?), a. [L. fugax, fugacis, from fugere: cf. F. fugace. See Fugitive.]

1.

Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a short time; volatile.

Much of its possessions is so hid, so fugacious, and of so uncertain purchase. Jer. Taylor.

2. Biol.

Fleeting; lasting but a short time; -- applied particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as compared with the life of the individual.

 

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