Definition of cauda in English:



Anatomy Zoology
  • A structure resembling a tail.

    • ‘Cauda long, flexed ventrally in arch("U" shape), its tip not extending below the margin of the ostium.’
    • ‘Wingless Aphids: Body light green, spindle shaped; all of legs dusky; cornicles light green, reduced and cone shaped; antennae very short and dark at tips; projection above cauda.’
    • ‘The North Node is also called Caput Draconis, or Dragon's Head, whilst the South Node is also called Cauda Draconis, or Dragon's Tail.’
    • ‘The posterior part of the main jaws has a paired cauda.’
    • ‘Tail muscles such as the levator caudae and depressor caudae participate in maintaining stability.’


Late 17th century: from Latin, ‘tail’.