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cauda

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːdə
 
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Definition of cauda in English:

noun (plural caudae /-diː/)

Anatomy & Zoology
A structure resembling a tail.
Example sentences
  • Tail muscles such as the levator caudae and depressor caudae participate in maintaining stability.
  • Wingless Aphids: Body light green, spindle shaped; all of legs dusky; cornicles light green, reduced and cone shaped; antennae very short and dark at tips; projection above cauda.
  • The posterior part of the main jaws has a paired cauda.

Origin

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

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