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cau·date(kô′dāt′) also cau·dat·ed (-dā′tĭd)
Having a tail or taillike appendage.
[Medieval Latin caudātus, from Latin cauda, tail.]
(Biology) having a tail or a tail-like appendage
[C17: from New Latin caudātus, from cauda]
having a tail or taillike appendage.
[1590–1600; < New Latin]
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|Noun||1.||caudate - a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain|
basal ganglion - any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement
|2.||caudate - amphibians that resemble lizards|
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
|Adj.||1.||caudate - having a tail or taillike appendage|
|2.||caudate - (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip|