caudal appendage


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Noun1.caudal appendage - tail especially of a mammal posterior to and above the anus
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
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In conclusion, the caudal appendage is not difficult to treat.
This alternative system, powered by muscles originating from the pelvis rather than the tail base, helped decouple the caudal appendage.
Lubinsky (1957) advocated that when animals are fed a diet with low starch value, ciliates without caudal appendages are predominant, while ciliates with well-developed caudal spines become predominant when the food is rich in starch.