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caudal

Definitions

  • 3. Caudal appendage of larva of Agrion
    3. Caudal appendage of larva of Agrion
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj caudal situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises "caudal fins","the caudal end of the body"
    • adj caudal resembling a tail
    • adj caudal constituting or relating to a tail "caudal appendage"
    • adv caudal toward the posterior end of the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Caudal Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a tail; having a tail-like appendage. "The male widow-bird, remarkable for his caudal plumes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • caudal Pertaining to or situated near the tail; having the nature or appearance of a tail. Specifically
    • caudal 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.
    • caudal In entomology, pertaining to or on the end of the abdomen: as, a caudal style; a caudal spot.
    • n caudal In ichthyology, the caudal fin of a fish.
    • n caudal In anatomy a caudal or coccygeal vertebra. Abbreviated cd. in ichthyological formulas.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Caudal kaw′dal pertaining to the tail: having a tail or something like one
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Cauda, tail. Cf. Coward
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cauda.

Usage

In literature:

Caudal vertebrae fused into a urostyle or coccyx.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
The snout reached to the top of the guide's head, while the caudal fin dragged on the ground.
"Woodcraft and Camping" by George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
The last six or seven caudal vertebrae coalesce into the pygostyle, an upright blade which carries the rectrices.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
Here, then, the three embedded caudal vertebrae plainly correspond with the four coalesced vertebrae of the human os coccyx.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
Caudal vertebrae with very long transverse processes and numerous chevron-bones.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
On the other hand, the two limbless segments that precede the caudal furca are decidedly non-malacostracan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
The Ornithosaur sacrum has neither the lumbar nor the caudal portions of the sacrum of a bird.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Brown flecks seldom are present on the anterior part of the ventral caudal fin.
"A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla" by William E. Duellman
The caudal flagellum of Thelyphonus, of course, possesses no poison apparatus.
"Omens and Superstitions of Southern India" by Edgar Thurston
There are many known instances of this elongation of the caudal vertebra, as in the Poonangs in Borneo.
"Curious Myths of the Middle Ages" by Sabine Baring-Gould
CAUDAL vertebrae, number of, in macaques and baboons, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
What would a monkey do without this caudal appendage and its prehensile quality?
"Memoir of John Howe Peyton" by Various
Head, about one-fourth of the whole length from the snout to the base of the caudal fin, varying much with age and size.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
Caudals averaged 45.4 (41 to 50) on 34 males and 42.6 (39 to 49) on 44 females (Fig.
"Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)" by Ray D. Burkett
It is a depressor of the whole caudal appendix.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
It has 122 ventrals and 77 caudals.
"Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala" by William E. Duellman
The caudal spine appears at the second moult and gradually increases in length with successive changes of the skin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
In Limax and Agriolimax it is confined to the caudal part.
"Our British Snails" by John William Horsley
Relations of caudal vein.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
These vertebrae are of two classes, abdominal or body, and caudal or tail vertebrae.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In poetry:

The silk, besides, with which they chose
To deck their tails by way of hose
(They never thought of shoon),
For such a use was much too thin, -
It tore against the caudal fin,
And "went in ladders" soon.
"The Captain and the Mermaids" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Correction of caudal deflections of the nasal septum with a modified Goldman septoplasty technique: How we do it.
Use of a caudal septal extension graft.
Eric Sharp Imagine the sight of a 50-pound, Asian black carp laughing his anal and caudal fins off as he watches the frenetic, multi-agency scramble to keep him from cruising into Lake Michigan.
Congenital/Inherited disorders: Intervertebral disk disease (in Dachshunds, Pekingese, Beagles, and other small breeds), caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy (wobbler syndrome.
Cutting the tail off just forward of the caudal peduncle will stop the bait from spinning and help the bait flow better with the chum as well as release more scent.
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In science:

In contrast, several nearly complete caudal sequences of B.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
The “distal caudal” of Venenosaurus figured by Tidwell et al. (2001:fig.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Paluxysaurus caudals have distinct, dorsally projecting neural spines.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
This is the area directly opposite from the entrance wound, but several inches caudal (rearward) from the point where the bullet exited the rib cage.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
Briefly, the animals were sacrificed under deep anesthesia and brains were removed, frozen and coronally sectioned into six 2-mm-thick slices (from rostral to caudal, first to sixth) using a rat brain matrix (World Precision Instruments, Sarasota, FL, USA).
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Figure 15: Pre-caudal vertebrae laboratory counts in histogram form among the same specimens of Gymnotus.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
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