[ kawd-l ]
/ ˈkɔd l /
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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(a) tail + -ālis-al1
OTHER WORDS FROM caudalcau·dal·ly, adverbpostcaudal, adjectivepre·cau·dal, adjective
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How to use caudal in a sentence
Prostomium shortly subcordate, well rounded in front, incurved caudally.
The type is incomplete caudally, at present consisting of ninety-five somites and having a length of 35 mm.
The expanded part that articulates with the skeleton of the fin extends caudally.
Branchial membrane also pigmented caudally, and the branchi transversely banded.
Type incomplete caudally; one hundred and forty-five segments retained.
British Dictionary definitions for caudal
/ (ˈkɔːdəl) /
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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Scientific definitions for caudal
[ kôd′l ]
Relating to or near the tail or hind parts of an animal.
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