Definitions

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

  • adv. Toward the tail or posterior end of the body; caudally.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. backwards; toward the tail or posterior part
  • adv. towards the feet (only in humans)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Backwards; toward the tail or posterior part.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Toward the tail; backward in the long axis of the body; in the opposite direction from cephalad.

Etymologies

Latin cauda, tail + -ad.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin cauda tail + ad to. (Wiktionary)

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