caudal appendage


caudal appendage
noun
tail especially of a mammal posterior to and above the anus
Hypernyms: ↑tail
Part Holonyms: ↑vertebrate, ↑craniate

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  • caudal appendage — In cirripeds, one of terminal, multiarticulate or uniarticulate, uniramous paired appendages, homologous with caudal furca of other crustaceans [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Subclass Cirripedia): One of terminal, multiarticulate or simple,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • caudal appendage — 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) One of the terminal, multiarticulate or simple, uniramous paired appendages of barnacles, homologous with caudal furca of other crustaceans. 2. (NEMATA) The terminal portion of the tail used for food storage in certain… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • appendage — appendage, appurtenance, accessory, adjunct designate something regarded as additional and at the same time as subsidiary to another object. Appendage implies a certain closeness of attachment or connection yet often stresses the idea of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Caudal — Cau dal, a. [L. Cauda tail. Cf. {Coward}.] Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a tail; having a tail like appendage. [1913 Webster] The male widow bird, remarkable for his caudal plumes. Darwin. [1913 Webster] {Caudal fin} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caudal fin — Caudal Cau dal, a. [L. Cauda tail. Cf. {Coward}.] Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a tail; having a tail like appendage. [1913 Webster] The male widow bird, remarkable for his caudal plumes. Darwin. [1913 Webster] {Caudal fin} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caudal ramus — One of paired appendages constituting caudal furca, usually rodlike or bladelike, sometimes filamentous and multiarticular. (Syn. caudal filament, caudal style, cercus, cercopod, furcal ramus, stylet) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Single appendage of… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Caudal ramus — The caudal ramus (caudal rami) is a characteristic feature of primitive Crustaceans. Located on the anal somite (telson segment), the caudal ramus s a pair of appendage like or spine like protrusions. Specific structures which are rod or blade… …   Wikipedia

  • caudal pad — a tongue shaped posteriorly directed appendage behind the seminal receptacle in female Holocephali …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • caudal — adj. [L. cauda, tail] Pertaining to a tail or tail like appendage or extremity; located at or on the tail …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • appendage — ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] (Order Isopoda): An articulated structure used for feeding, locomotion, sensory reception, e.g., mouthparts, antennae, pereopods, pleopods, uropods [Kensley and Schotte,… …   Crustacea glossary


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