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[kou-duh, kaw-] /ˈkaʊ də, ˈkɔ-/
noun, plural caudae
[kou-dee, kaw-] /ˈkaʊ di, ˈkɔ-/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology
a tail or taillike appendage.
Origin of cauda
1690-1700; < Latin: tail Unabridged
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  • As the cauda is a specific type of melisma, it contains this special notation.
British Dictionary definitions for cauda


(zoology) the area behind the anus of an animal; tail
  1. any tail-like structure
  2. the posterior part of an organ
Word Origin
Latin: tail
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cauda in Medicine

cauda cau·da (kô'də)
n. pl. cau·dae (-dē')
A tail or taillike structure, or a tapering or elongated extremity of an organ or other part.

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