caudal

[ kawd-l ]
/ ˈkɔd l /

adjective

Anatomy, Zoology. of, at, or near the tail or the posterior end of the body.
Zoology. taillike: caudal appendages.

noun

Medicine/Medical. a caudal anesthetic

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. cauda,
  2. cauda equina,
  3. cauda pancreatis,
  4. caudad,
  5. caudaite,
  6. caudal anesthesia,
  7. caudal fin,
  8. caudal flexure,
  9. caudal transverse fissure,
  10. caudate

Origin of caudal

1655–65; < New Latin caudālis, equivalent to Latin caud(a) tail + -ālis -al1

Related formscau·dal·ly, adverbpost·cau·dal, adjectivepre·cau·dal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for caudal

caudal

/ (ˈkɔːdəl) /

adjective

anatomy of or towards the posterior part of the body
zoology relating to, resembling, or in the position of the tail
Derived Formscaudally, adverb

Word Origin for caudal

C17: from New Latin caudālis, from cauda

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Word Origin and History for caudal

caudal

adj.

1660s, from Latin cauda "tail of an animal," of unknown origin, + -al (1).

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Medicine definitions for caudal

caudal

[ kôdl ]

adj.

Of, at, or near the tail or hind parts; posterior.
Situated beneath or on the underside; inferior.
Taillike.

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Science definitions for caudal

caudal

[ kôdl ]

Relating to or near the tail or hind parts of an animal.
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