cauda helicis

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tail of he·lix

a flattened process terminating the cartilage of the helix of the ear, posteriorly and inferiorly.
Synonym(s): cauda helicis [TA]

cauda helicis

A pointed process extending inferiorly from the helix of the auricular cartilage of the ear.
See also: cauda


pl. caudae [L.] a tail or tail-like appendage.

cauda equina
the collection of spinal roots that stream caudally from the end of the spinal cord and occupy the vertebral canal.
cauda equina compression
see lumbosacral stenosis.
cauda equina syndrome
cauda helicis
caudal process of the helix of the ear of the dog.