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or cau·dat·ed

[kaw-deyt or kaw-dey-tid]
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adjective Zoology.
  1. having a tail or taillike appendage.
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Origin of caudate

1590–1600; < New Latin caudātus, equivalent to Latin caud(a) tail + -ātus -ate1
Related formscau·da·tion, noun
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Related Words

toad, frog, salamander, hyla, proteus, caecilian, caudate, newt

Examples from the Web for caudate

Historical Examples

  • In addition to these, two other divisions are often to be seen—the Spigelian and the caudate lobe.

    The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia

    Frank Evers Beddard

  • The spores are spindle shaped (rather than caudate, as Montagne shows them) and 25 to 35 mic long.

British Dictionary definitions for caudate



  1. having a tail or a tail-like appendage
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Derived Formscaudation, noun

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin caudātus, from cauda
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