a tail or taillike appendage.
Historical Examples

(zoology) the area behind the anus of an animal; tail

any tail-like structure
the posterior part of an organ

cauda cau·da (kô’də)
n. pl. cau·dae (-dē’)
A tail or taillike structure, or a tapering or elongated extremity of an organ or other part.


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