decaudate

transitive verb de·cau·date \(ˈ)dēˈkȯˌdāt\

Definition of decaudate

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to deprive of the tail

decaudation

\ˌdēˌkȯˈdāshən\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of decaudate

de- + Latin cauda tail + English -ate — more at coward


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