[kou-duh, kaw-]

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

a tail or taillike appendage.

Nearby words

  1. cauchy sequence,
  2. cauchy's inequality,
  3. cauchy-riemann equations,
  4. cauchy-schwarz inequality,
  5. caucus,
  6. cauda equina,
  7. cauda pancreatis,
  8. caudad,
  9. caudaite,
  10. caudal

Origin of cauda

1690–1700; < Latin: tail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cauda



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

Word Origin for cauda

Latin: tail

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Medicine definitions for cauda



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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