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[kaw-deyt] /ˈkɔ deɪt/
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 forms
caudation, noun Unabridged
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  • The researchers also found that there was far more jumping-gene activity in the hippocampus than in the caudate nucleus.
  • Prevalence of serum antibodies to caudate nucleus in autistic children.
  • Its anterior end is continuous with the lower part of the head of the caudate nucleus and with the anterior perforated substance.
  • It ascends between the lentiform nucleus and the external capsule, and ends in the caudate nucleus.
  • Additionally, the putamen and the caudate nucleus were not linked together.
British Dictionary definitions for caudate


having a tail or a tail-like appendage
Derived Forms
caudation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin caudātus, from cauda
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