caudal definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, at, or close to the tail or hind components; posterior: the caudal fin of a fish.
    • Situated beneath or on the underside; inferior.
    • Anatomy Similar to a tail in form or purpose.
    • related to the end or posterior or hind part of a body.
    • of nature of, or with respect to, a tail; having a tail-like appendage.
    • resembling a tail
    • operating out of or directed toward the the main human anatomy where the tail occurs
    • constituting or associated with a tail
  • noun:
    • A caudal vertebra
    • In ichthyology, the caudal fin of a fish.
    • In structure a caudal or coccygeal vertebra. Abbreviated cd. in ichthyological formulas.
  • others:
    • Pertaining to or situated nearby the tail; getting the nature or appearance of a tail. Particularly
    • In anatomy, having a posture or relation toward the tail when compared with other part: the opposite of cephalic (which see). Hence, the throat is a caudal part of the human body with regards to your head. See caudad.
    • In entomology, with respect to or on the end of stomach: as, a caudal design; a caudal spot.
  • adverb:
    • toward the posterior end for the human body

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