or cau·dat·ed

[kaw-deyt or kaw-dey-tid]

adjective Zoology.

having a tail or taillike appendage.

Origin of caudate

1590–1600; < New Latin caudātus, equivalent to Latin caud(a) tail + -ātus -ate1
Related formscau·da·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for caudate

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

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British Dictionary definitions for caudate




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

Word Origin for caudate

C17: from New Latin caudātus, from cauda
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