[ kawd-l ]
/ ˈkɔd l /
Anatomy, Zoology. of, at, or near the tail or the posterior end of the body.
Zoology. taillike: caudal appendages.
Medicine/Medical. a caudal anesthetic
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Origin of caudal
1655–65; <New Latin caudālis,
equivalent to Latin caud
) tail + -ālis-al1
OTHER WORDS FROM caudalcau·dal·ly, adverbpostcaudal, adjectivepre·cau·dal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for caudal
anatomy of or towards the posterior part of the body
zoology relating to, resembling, or in the position of the tail
Derived forms of caudalcaudally, adverb
Word Origin for caudal
C17: from New Latin caudālis, from cauda
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Medical definitions for caudal
Of, at, or near the tail or hind parts; posterior.
Situated beneath or on the underside; inferior.
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Scientific definitions for caudal
Relating to or near the tail or hind parts of an animal.
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