n. [L. cauda, tail]
A cephalid (subcuticular nerve commissure) located slightly anteriad of the anus.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • cephalid — n. [Gr. kephale, head] (NEMATA) A nerve commissure of a highly refractive nature that extends from lateral cord to lateral cord ventrally or dorsally, anteriorly they extend from dorsal to ventral; see caudalid, hemizonid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hemizonid — n. [Gr. hemisys, half; L. zona, girdle] (NEMATODA: Secernentea) A nerve commissure from the nerve ring that is highly refractive at the point it joins the ventral nerve cord near the excretory pore; see cephalids, hemizonion, caudalid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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