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noun (plural caudae /-diː/)Anatomy & Zoology
A structure resembling a tail.
- 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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