Caudal meaning

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The definition of caudal is being a tail, looking like a tail or being located where a tail would be.

The tail on a horse is an example of a caudal feature.

The rear fin on a fish is an example of a caudal element.

The human tailbone is an example of a caudal position.

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Of or like a tail.
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At or near the tail.
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Similar to a tail in form or function.
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Relating to or near the tail or hind parts of an animal.
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(zoology) Pertaining to the tail or posterior or hind part of a body.
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A caudal vertebra.
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Similar to a tail in form or function.
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Origin of caudal

  • New Latin caudālis from Latin cauda tail

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cauda (“tail”) +‎ -al.

    From Wiktionary