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Definition of Tail

Tail: 1. A slender appendage, such as the tail of the pancreas. 2. The appendage that protrudes from the buttocks of animals. People can appear to have a tail due to the presence of supernumerary segments of the coccyx.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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