caudal

adjective
cau·dal | \ ˈkȯ-dᵊl \

Definition of caudal 

1 : of, relating to, or being a tail

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

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Other words from caudal

caudally \-də-lē \ adverb

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Born without legs because of caudal regression syndrome, Zion Clark became a successful wrestler at Massillon Washington High School in Ohio. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Indy Shorts: 10 standout actors and documentary subjects you’ll see onscreen at new fest," 3 July 2018 Measurements are taken from the tip of the snout to middle of the fork in the caudal fin (tail). Mark Yuasa, The Seattle Times, "Sturgeon fishing opens Saturday for the first time in 30 years on Lake Roosevelt," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of caudal

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for caudal

New Latin caudalis, from Latin cauda tail

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The first known use of caudal was in 1661

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caudal

adjective
cau·dal | \ ˈkȯd-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of caudal 

1 : of, relating to, or being a tail

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

Other words from caudal

caudally \-ᵊl-ē \ adverb

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