- anatomy towards the tail or posterior partCompare cephalad
C19: from cauda + -ad ²
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Examples from the Web for caudad
Cephalad of the hepatic artery is the developing omentum, caudad of the vessel the mesoduodenum.
Caudad, the lesser omentum and the suspensory ligament are seen to have a common concave falciform edge.
The second branchia attached just caudad of the first on the caudal region of somite III.
The body in the type is somewhat fusiform, being narrowed both ways from the middle but more strongly so caudad.
Dextro-caudad: extends obliquely between dextrad and caudad.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- Toward the tail or posterior end of the body; caudally.
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