from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, at, or near the tail or hind parts; posterior: the caudal fin of a fish.
- adj. Situated beneath or on the underside; inferior.
- adj. Anatomy Similar to a tail in form or function.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to the tail or posterior or hind part of a body.
- n. A caudal vertebra
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a tail; having a tail-like appendage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or situated near the tail; having the nature or appearance of a tail. Specifically
- In anatomy, having a position or relation toward the tail when compared with some other part: the opposite of cephalic (which see). Thus, the neck is a caudal part of the body with reference to the head. See caudad.
- In entomology, pertaining to or on the end of the abdomen: as, a caudal style; a caudal spot.
- n. In ichthyology, the caudal fin of a fish.
- n. In anatomy a caudal or coccygeal vertebra. Abbreviated cd. in ichthyological formulas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. toward the posterior end of the body
- adj. resembling a tail
- adj. situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises
- adj. constituting or relating to a tail
New Latin caudālis, from Latin cauda, tail.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cauda (Wiktionary)