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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

Nearby words

cauda, cauda equina, cauda pancreatis, caudad, caudaite, caudal, caudal anesthesia, caudal fin, caudal flexure, caudal transverse fissure, 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 caudally

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 caudally

caudal


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for caudally

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 caudally

caudal

[ kôdl ]

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