The tail is the section at the rear end of an animal's body; in general, the term refers to a distinct, flexible appendage to the torso. It is the part of the body that corresponds roughly to the sacrum and coccyx in mammals, reptiles, and birds. While tails are primarily a feature of vertebrates, some invertebrates including scorpions and springtails, as well as snails and slugs, have tail-like appendages that are sometimes referred to as tails. Tailed objects are sometimes referred to as "caudate" and the part of the body associated with or proximal to the tail are given the adjective "caudal".
Other articles related to "tail":
... finger-like legs which allow it to crawl rapidly, and a long tail adapted for making great leaps ... implantation process, by gripping its legs around the victim's head and wrapping its tail around the host's neck ... Upon making contact, the facehugger tightens its tail around the host's neck in order to render it unconscious through oxygen deprivation ...
... Polyadenylation is the addition of a poly(A) tail to an RNA molecule ... The poly(A) tail consists of multiple adenosine monophosphates in other words, it is a stretch of RNA that has only adenine bases ... proteins these proteins then synthesize the poly(A) tail at the RNA's 3' end ...
... Pin the Tail on the Donkey is a game played by groups of children ... A picture of a donkey with a missing tail is tacked to a wall within easy reach of children ... child is blindfolded and handed a paper "tail" with a push pin or thumbtack poked through it ...
... The mermaid tail which Daryl Hannah wore was manufactured by Thom Shouse, "the Tail Man", and Mermaid Rentals ... It is fully functional Hannah swam with the mermaid tail so fast that her safety team could not keep pace with her ...
... (ICM), due to its high speed traversal through the cluster, and is leaving a high density tail with large amounts of star formation ... The tail features the largest amount of star formation outside of a galaxy seen so far ... of a comet, with the head being the galaxy, and a tail of gas and stars ...
Famous quotes containing the word tail:
“The tiger in the tiger-pit
Is not more irritable than I.
The whipping tail is not more still
Than when I smell the enemy
Writhing in the essential blood
Or dangling from the friendly tree.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)
“He sits at the table, head down, the young clear neck exposed,
watching the drugstore sign from the tail of his eye;”
—Muriel Rukeyser (19131980)
“The only people who treasure systems are those whom the whole truth evades, who want to catch it by the tail. A system is just like truths tail, but the truth is like a lizard. It will leave the tail in your hand and escape; it knows that it will soon grow another tail.”
—Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (18181883)