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 (kô′dāt′) also cau·dat·ed (-dā′tĭd)
Having a tail or taillike appendage.

[Medieval Latin caudātus, from Latin cauda, tail.]

cau·da′tion n.
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(ˈkɔːdeɪt) or


(Biology) having a tail or a tail-like appendage
[C17: from New Latin caudātus, from cauda]
cauˈdation n
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(ˈkɔ deɪt)

also cau′dat•ed,

having a tail or taillike appendage.
[1590–1600; < New Latin]
cau•da′tion, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
corpus striatum, striate body, striatum - a striped mass of white and grey matter located in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere; consists of the caudate nucleus and the lenticular nucleus
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
Caudata, order Caudata, order Urodella, Urodella - salamanders; newts; congo snakes
Adj.1.caudate - having a tail or taillike appendage
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
acaudal, acaudate - lacking a tail or taillike appendage
2.caudate - (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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References in periodicals archive ?
Meter is basically duple, but it permits this duple patterning to be stretched to triple patterning, either in a local way (what prosodists call "caudation," or possessing a tail) or as a norm.
Caudation is emotive, and rhythmically, emotive expression is centroidal/centering in its texture.