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

caudally

play \-də-lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of caudal

New Latin caudalis, from Latin cauda tail


First Known Use: 1661


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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

caudally

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