Fugacious

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