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caudal

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adjective cau·dal \ˈkȯ-dəl\

Definition of caudal

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a tail

  2. 2 :  directed toward or situated in or near the tail or posterior part of the body

cau·dal·ly play \-də-lē\ adverb


Origin of caudal

New Latin caudalis, from Latin cauda tail


First Known Use: 1661

Rhymes with caudal


Medical Dictionary

caudal

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adjective cau·dal \ˈkȯd-əl\

Medical Definition of caudal

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or being a tail

  2. 2:  situated in or directed toward the hind part of the body

  3. cau·dal·ly \-əl-ē\play adverb




Learn More about caudal

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "caudal" Spanish Central: Translation of "caudal"


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