Anatomy, Zoology. of, at, or near the tail or the posterior end of the body.
Medicine/Medical. a caudal anesthetic.
(anatomy) of or towards the posterior part of the body
(zoology) relating to, resembling, or in the position of the tail
1660s, from Latin cauda “tail of an animal,” of unknown origin, + -al (1).
caudal cau·dal (kôd’l)
Of, at, or near the tail or hind parts; posterior.
Situated beneath or on the underside; inferior.
Relating to or near the tail or hind parts of an animal.
a small meteorite, generally less than one half millimeter in diameter, containing crystals of more or less pure magnetite.
- Cause list
noun (Brit) a list of cases awaiting a hearing Historical Examples
a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result; the producer of an effect: You have been the cause of much anxiety. What was the cause of the accident? the reason or motive for some human action: The good news was a cause […]
- Cause raised eyebrows
Also, raise eyebrows. Cause surprise or disapproval, as in At school his purple hair usually causes raised eyebrows. This transfer of a physical act (raising one’s eyebrows) to the feelings it may express took place in the early 1900s. Lytton Strachey used the term in The Eminent Victorians (1918): “The most steady-going churchman hardly raises […]