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":
... 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 ...
... 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 ... each child is blindfolded and handed a paper "tail" with a push pin or thumbtack poked through it ...
... The poly(A) tail consists of multiple adenosine monophosphates in other words, it is a stretch of RNA that has only adenine bases ... set of proteins these proteins then synthesize the poly(A) tail at the RNA's 3' end ... genes, these proteins may add a poly(A) tail at any one of several possible sites ...
... 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 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word tail:
“Yet I suppose what seems to us confusion
Is not confusion, but the form of forms,
The serpents tail stuck down the serpents throat....”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“In fact, now I come to think of it, do we decide questions, at all? We decide answers, no doubt: but surely the questions decide us? It is the dog, you know, that wags the tailnot the tail that wags the dog.”
—Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (18321898)
“And now he comes again with clatter of stone,
And mounts the wall again with whited eyes
And all his tail that isnt hair up straight.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)