caudate

Definitions of caudate
  1. adjective
    having a tail or taillike appendage
    synonyms: caudated
    bobtail, bobtailed
    having a short or shortened tail
    caudal, taillike
    resembling a tail
    tailed
    having a tail of a specified kind; often used in combination
    scaly-tailed
    having a scaly tail
    scissor-tailed
    (of birds) having a deeply forked tail
    short-tailed
    having a short tail
    square-tailed
    having a square tail
    stiff-tailed
    having a stiff tail
    swallow-tailed
    (especially of butterflies and birds) having a forked tail like that of a swallow
    tail-shaped
    shaped like the tail of an animal
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    Antonyms:
    acaudal, acaudate
    lacking a tail or taillike appendage
    anurous, tailless
    not having a tail
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  2. adjective
    (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip
    Synonyms:
    simple, unsubdivided
    (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
  3. noun
    a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain
    synonyms: caudate nucleus
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    type of:
    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
  4. noun
    amphibians that resemble lizards
    synonyms: urodele
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    type of:
    amphibian
    cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
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