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":
... 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 ... The galaxy has the appearance of a comet, with the head being the galaxy, and a tail of gas and stars ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ... of 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 ...
... It has eight long finger-like legs which allow it to crawl rapidly, and a long tail adapted for making great leaps ... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word tail:
“His friends he loved. His direst earthly foes
CatsI believe he did but feign to hate.
My hand will miss the insinuated nose,
Mine eyes the tail that waggd contempt at Fate.”
—Sir William Watson (18581935)
“And how do you know that youre mad?
To begin with, the Cat said, a dogs not mad. You grant that?
I suppose so, said Alice.
Well then, the Cat went on, you see a dog growls when its angry, and wags its tail when its pleased. Now I growl when Im pleased, and wag my tail when Im angry. Therefore Im mad.”
—Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (18321898)
“What a wonderful bird the frog are
When he stand he sit almost;
When he hop, he fly almost.
He aint got no sense hardly;
He aint got no tail hardly either.
When he sit, he sit on what he aint got almost.”
—Unknown. The Frog (l. 16)