[kou-duh, kaw-]

Origin of cauda

1690–1700; < Latin: tail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for cauda


  1. zoology the area behind the anus of an animal; tail
  2. anatomy
    1. any tail-like structure
    2. the posterior part of an organ

Word Origin for cauda

Latin: tail
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cauda in Medicine


n. pl. cau•dae (-dē′)
  1. A tail or taillike structure, or a tapering or elongated extremity of an organ or other part.
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