Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a tail or taillike appendage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Tapering into a long, tail-like extension at the apex.
  • adj. Having a tail.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Caudata order of amphibians

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a tail; having a terminal appendage like a tail. Opposite of acaudate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a tail.
  • Having a tail-like appendage.
  • n. A member of the amphibian order Caudata; a tailed batrachian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip
  • n. amphibians that resemble lizards
  • adj. having a tail or taillike appendage
  • n. a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain

Etymologies

Medieval Latin caudātus, from Latin cauda, tail.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin cauda ("tail"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The caudate is a reward center of the brain, and the tegmentum is a region of the brain stem that sends dopamine to it; dopamine tracks how rewarding something is.

    Rick Hanson, Ph.D.: How Did Humans Evolve The Most Loving Brain On Earth?

  • They are called the caudate nucleus and the tegmentum.

    Rick Hanson, Ph.D.: How Did Humans Evolve The Most Loving Brain On Earth?

  • The caudate is a region of the brain that receives dopamine, she said.

    Weight gain seems to change the brain's response to food

  • Joseph and Barbara, he suspected, had a malfunction in a part of their brains called the caudate nucleus, which acts like a gearshift for processing thought.

    For The Obsessed, The Mind Can Fix The Brain

  • In the study, a computer-generated map of particularly active areas showed hot spots deep in the brain, below conscious awareness, in areas called the caudate nucleus and the ventral tegmental area, which communicate with each other as part of a circuit.

    Love and the Brain

  • We measured the number of dopamine D2 receptors in the tissues in an area called the caudate nucleus—an area that normally has the highest density of these receptors.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • The right limb of the H is formed in front by the fossa for the gall-bladder, and behind by the fossa for the inferior vena cava; these two fossæ are separated from one another by a band of liver substance, termed the caudate process.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2i. The Liver

  • The researchers found that a structure called the caudate nucleus -- which plays an important role in learning and memory, motor control and motivation -- was one of the brain regions that was even smaller in meth-exposed children than in alcohol-exposed children, who have a smaller-than-normal caudate nucleus.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • In particular, said Sowell, a structure in the brain called the caudate nucleus, which is important for learning and memory, motor control, and punishment and reward, was one of the regions that was more reduced by methamphetamine than alcohol exposure.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • A structure called the caudate nucleus, which is important for learning and memory, motor control, and motivation, was one of the regions more reduced by meth than alcohol exposure.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.