Definition of cauda in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːdə/

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noun (plural caudae /-diː/)

Anatomy & Zoology
A structure resembling a tail.
Example sentences
  • Cauda long, flexed ventrally in arch("U" shape), its tip not extending below the margin of the ostium.
  • The North Node is also called Caput Draconis, or Dragon's Head, whilst the South Node is also called Cauda Draconis, or Dragon's Tail.
  • The posterior part of the main jaws has a paired cauda.


Late 17th century: from Latin, 'tail'.

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