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caudal

 [kaw´d'l]
1. pertaining to a cauda.
2. situated more toward the cauda, or tail, than some specified reference point; away from the head.
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cau·dal

(kaw'dăl), [TA]
Pertaining to the tail.
Synonym(s): caudalis [TA]
[Mod. L. caudalis]
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caudal

(kôd′l)
adj. Anatomy
1.
a. Of, at, or near the tail or hind parts; posterior: the caudal fin of a fish.
b. Situated beneath or on the underside; inferior.
2. Similar to a tail in form or function.

cau′dal·ly adv.
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caudal

A maternal effect gene which is important for patterning of posterior abdominal segments of Drosophila melanogaster embryos.
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cau·dal

(kaw'dăl) [TA]
1. Pertaining to the tail.
2. veterinary anatomy Denoting a position nearer to the tail.
[Mod. L. caudalis ]
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caudal

Pertaining to the tail end of the body. Denoting a tailward direction in anatomy. Although not externally visible, the human tail still exists, in a vestigial form, as the COCCYX.
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caudal

relating to or in the position of the tail; for example, the caudal fin of fish.
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cau·dal

(kaw'dăl) [TA]
Pertaining to the tail.
[Mod. L. caudalis ]
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