1590s, “cat-like,” from cat (n.) + -ish. From 1883 as “catty.” Related: Cattishly; cattishness.
the terminal vertical fin of a fish. noun the tail fin of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates, used for propulsion during locomotion
- Caudal flexure
caudal flexure n. The bend in the lumbosacral region of the embryo. Also called sacral flexure.
- Caudal transverse fissure
caudal transverse fissure n. See portal fissure.
having a tail or taillike appendage. Historical Examples adjective having a tail or a tail-like appendage