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tail

 [tāl]
any slender appendage; called also cauda.
tail of spermatozoon the flagellum of a spermatozoon; it has four regions: the neck, middle piece, principal piece, and end piece.

tail

(tāl), [TA]
1. Any tail, or taillike structure, or tapering or elongated extremity of an organ or other part. Synonym(s): cauda [TA]
2. veterinary anatomy a free appendage representing the caudal end of the vertebral column; covered by skin and hair, feathers, or scales.
[A.S. taegl]

tail

(tāl)
n.
The posterior part of an animal, especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body.
adj.
Of or relating to a tail or tails: tail feathers.
v. tailed, tailing, tails
v.tr.
To deprive of a tail; dock.

tail′less adj.

tail

adjective Referring to an elongated terminal tapering of an organism, cell, molecule, statistic or other component in a system that slowly arrives to a baseline or disappears.
 
Herbal medicine
noun A trivial name for certain plants—e.g., cat tail, mare’s tail.

Malpractice
noun The end of a period of malpractice liability exposure.

Molecular biology
noun A sequence of nucleotides at the end of a molecule of nucleic acid.

Surgery
noun An elongated mass of tissue.

tail

adjective Referring to an elongated terminal tapering of an organism, cell, molecule, statistic, or other component in a system that slowly arrives to a baseline or disappears noun Surgery An elongated mass of tissue. See Axillary tail.

tail

(tāl) [TA]
1. Any taillike structure, or tapering or elongated extremity of an organ or other part.
2. veterinary anatomy A free appendage representing the caudal end of the vertebral column, covered by skin and hair, feathers, or scales.
Synonym(s): cauda [TA] .
[A.S. taegl]

tail

  1. the rear-most part of an animal.
  2. (in vertebrates) that part behind the anus.

tail

(tāl) [TA]
Any taillike structure or tapering or elongated extremity.
Synonym(s): cauda [TA] .
[A.S. taegl]

Patient discussion about tail

Q. If I sit too long I get a pain in my tail bone area, when I stand it goes away...any idea? I also get a pain just like it on the bottom of my left foot that goes away.

A. Coccygodynia (pain of the tail bone) is not rare and can radiate from the lower back area. Usually it goes away on its own, however if the pain bothers you a lot you can apply anti-inflammation creams locally. If this pain is very disturbing for a while you should see a doctor to examine you once and check there is nothing else there that can cause the pain. Physical activity usually solves low back pain and might help in your case too.

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The court said the chief secretary should seek assistance from Rangers after meeting legal formalities and ensure the paramilitary force's patrolling along all canals of Sukkur and Kotri barrages to ensure water availability in tail-end areas.
Due to the tail-end of the cold front, the regions of Eastern Visayas and Caraga will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms.
The diffused tail-end of a cold front, meanwhile, will bring partly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Rizal, some parts of Quezon, Northern Samar, Northern Leyte, Oriental Mindoro, Northern Panay, Romblon and Masbate, as well as over Davao Region, Surigao provinces, South Cotabato, Dinagat and Siargao Islands."Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms," the PAGASA said.
He said callous rulers as well as selfish officials were bent upon destroying agriculture of the district by stopping water to the tail-end areas for the past 10 months.
He issued directives to concerned authorities that they must assured the reach of water at tail-end growers.
The chief minister said that there were complaints of acute water shortage at Badin and other tail-end areas.
weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas and the provinces of Quezon, Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon would have cloudy skies with scattered rains and isolated thunderstorms brought by the tail-end of a cold front.
It said that corrupt irrigation officials sold water to upper riparian landowners at the cost of tail-end farmers' share and destroyed tail-end reaches of the canal.
DADU -- A protest demonstration was recorded by the growers of Khudaabad Branch, Phaka Branch and Bakhrani Branch against the shortage of water in the tail-end areas on Wednesday.
Dadu -- on call of tail-end growers president Mehar Gadhi of dadu district the growers of dadu district recorded their demonstration across the country.
ISLAMABAD -- The illegal installation of suction motors on the water supply lines has caused immense inconvenience to the tail-end residents, leaving no other option for them but to purchase water from private water supplying tankers.
KARACHI -- Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman on Monday said that since there was water shortage in the country, therefore there should be sagacious distribution of water up to the tail-end of Karachi.