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Definition of "caudal" []

  • Of, at, or near the tail or hind parts; posterior: the caudal fin of a fish. (adjective)
  • Situated beneath or on the underside; inferior. (adjective)
  • Anatomy Similar to a tail in form or function. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "caudal" in a sentence
  • "The swelling anterior to the pit and partially covering it is called the caudal horn."
  • "This gland is known as the caudal gland and the depression containing it as the caudal pit or caudal fossa."
  • "Some anglers call the caudal peduncle area the “wrist,” especially on Atlantic salmon."