cauda

[ kou-duh, kaw- ]
/ ˈkaʊ də, ˈkɔ- /

noun, plural cau·dae [kou-dee, kaw-]. /ˈkaʊ di, ˈkɔ-/. Anatomy, Zoology.

a tail or taillike appendage.

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Origin of cauda

1690–1700; <Latin: tail
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British Dictionary definitions for cauda

cauda
/ (ˈkɔːdə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for cauda

Latin: tail
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Medical definitions for cauda

cauda
[ kôdə ]

n. pl. cau•dae (-dē′)

A tail or taillike structure, or a tapering or elongated extremity of an organ or other part.
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