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caudal

[kawd-l] /ˈkɔd l/
adjective
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. of, at, or near the tail or the posterior end of the body.
2.
Zoology. taillike:
caudal appendages.
noun
3.
Medicine/Medical. a caudal anesthetic.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Neo-Latin caudālis, equivalent to Latin caud(a) tail + -ālis -al1
Related forms
caudally, adverb
postcaudal, adjective
precaudal, adjective
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  • CT-scan of caudal vertebra showing spongy structure.
British Dictionary definitions for caudal

caudal

/ˈkɔːdəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or towards the posterior part of the body
2.
(zoology) relating to, resembling, or in the position of the tail
Derived Forms
caudally, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin caudālis, from cauda
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Word Origin and History for caudal
adj.

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

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caudal in Medicine

caudal cau·dal (kôd'l)
adj.

  1. Of, at, or near the tail or hind parts; posterior.

  2. Situated beneath or on the underside; inferior.

  3. Tail-like.

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caudal in Science
caudal
  (kôd'l)   
Relating to or near the tail or hind parts of an animal.
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