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caudal (adj.)

"pertaining to or situated near a tail," 1660s, from Latin cauda "tail of an animal," which is of unknown origin, + -al (1).

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Definitions of caudal from WordNet
1
caudal (adj.)
constituting or relating to a tail;
caudal appendage
caudal (adj.)
resembling a tail;
Synonyms: taillike
caudal (adj.)
situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises;
caudal fins
the caudal end of the body
2
caudal (adv.)
toward the posterior end of the body;
Synonyms: caudally
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