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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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Finally, our hypothesis that larger geckos with tails would have slower burst speeds than smaller geckos with tails was not supported; neither presence of tail nor size of body influenced burst speed.
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Regulators say that each farm must record tail-biting outbreaks and prove that the farm is assessing and solving the risk factors identified so that tail docking is not becoming a routine procedure.
Therefore, it is important to understand the reasons given for tail docking, to refute them in cases where these suppositions are untrue or to account for reasons which are backed by science, and to value the opinions of farmers who do not tail dock their sheep.
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"In our analysis, it comes out sort of in between the older one that hadn't developed the spinneret and modern spider that has lost the tail."
A tourniquet was applied at the base of the tail. Under ring block local infiltration anaesthesia with 2% Lignocaine Hcl, a 'V shaped incision was made at the level of 4th coccygeal vertebra.
Matthew Vickaryous found that the spinal cord of the gecko tail contained a large number of stem cells and proteins known to support stem cell growth.
With B, CO 3 sts, leaving a long tail for finishing.
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Figure 1 shows 750 bp amplified band of LHss of large-ailed han sheep, small tail han sheep, Yuxi fat-tailed sheep, Lanzhou large-tailed sheep and Mongolian sheep, which coincided with 800 bp in the target band.