Definition of cauda in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːdə

noun (plural caudae /-diː/)

Anatomy & Zoology
  • A structure resembling a tail.
    More 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.


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

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