Definition of Caudal

1. Adjective. Constituting or relating to a tail. "Caudal appendage"

Derivative terms: Cauda
Antonyms: Cephalic
Partainyms: Tail

2. Adverb. Toward the posterior end of the body.
Exact synonyms: Caudally

3. Adjective. Resembling a tail.
Exact synonyms: Taillike
Similar to: Caudate, Caudated
Derivative terms: Cauda

4. Adjective. Situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises. "The caudal end of the body"
Similar to: Posterior

Definition of Caudal

1. a. Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a tail; having a tail-like appendage.

Definition of Caudal

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Pertaining to the tail or posterior or hind part of a body. ¹

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Definition of Caudal

1. taillike [adj] : CAUDALLY [adv] - See also: taillike

Medical Definition of Caudal

1. Denoting a position more toward the cauda or tail, than some specified point of reference, same as inferior, in human anatomy. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Caudal

cauda equina
cauda fasciae dentatae
cauda helicis
cauda nuclei caudati
cauda pancreatis
cauda striati
caudal (current term)
caudal anaesthesia
caudal anesthesia
caudal appendage
caudal block
caudal canal
caudal fin
caudal fins
caudal flexure
caudal keel
caudal keels
caudal ligament
caudal neuropore
caudal neurosecretory system
caudal pancreatic artery

Literary usage of Caudal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1868)
"The caudal Heart of the Eel a Lymphatic Heart.—Effect of the force with which the lymph-stream is propelled therefrom on the flow of blood in the Vein into ..."

2. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"The caudal vertebra: (21—23 m number) decrease gradually in size to the last one. Caudad they become longer and more slender and lose .the character of ..."

3. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"In the caudal vertebrae the outgrowths corresponding to the ... caudal end of vertebral is formed, to the edge of column. CN. centrum: DFR dermal fin-rays: ..."

4. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1891)
"THE caudal VERTEBRA.—The caudal vertebrae are short, and the tail was of ... The first caudal has the anterior face of the centrum concave vertically, ..."

5. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1899)
"The location of the caudal zone varies considerably in different ... From head to caudal zone. From end of Total. caudal zone. caudal zone to end of ta il. ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"body and 82 or 83 for the caudal portion. The total number is, ... The last one of the caudal spots is, however, still located at the lower margin. ..."

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