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tail·bone

 (tāl′bōn′)
n.
See coccyx.

tailbone

(ˈteɪlˌbəʊn)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for coccyx

coc•cyx

(ˈkɒk sɪks)

n., pl. coc•cy•ges (kɒkˈsaɪ dʒiz, ˈkɒk sɪˌdʒiz)
a triangular bone at the lower end of the spinal column; tailbone.
[1605–15; < New Latin < Greek kókkyx cuckoo, from its resemblance to a cuckoo's beak]
coc•cyg′e•al (-ˈsɪdʒ i əl) adj.

tail·bone

(tāl′bōn′)
See coccyx.
Translations

tailbone

n (fam) cóccix or coxis m, colita (Amer, fam), rabadilla (Amer, fam)
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You're 7 months pregnant and you've got pain in your tailbone.
Sofia Maxene Ereve was barely a year old in May 2014 when she was diagnosed with germ cell tumor stage 4 in the sacrococcygeal area (the part where the base of the spine by the tailbone is located).
Gently draw your belly button in toward your spine as you press your back down toward the bed and lift your knees into your chest to raise your tailbone off the bed.
Dr Al Agha cited particularly the Sacrococcygeal Teratoma, an unusual tumour that, in the newborn, is located at the base of the tailbone (coccyx).
You will bump your head first against my tailbone and I will reach out for you.
by Courtesy of Artipot Sitting on the tailbone for any length of time will cause pain, soreness and stiffness.
DOWNWARD DOG From kneeling or lying face-down, keep your hands shoulder-width apart and feet hip-width apart, then push your tailbone to the ceiling (you should make an inverted V from the side).
Over the last few months, I've begun to have tailbone pain, particularly after running (and rarely during).
As you inhale, let your tummy expand, then as you exhale pull the belly button up to your spine and lift the spine, curling your chin into chest and your tailbone under.
Visualize your spine in a straight line all the way from the base of your neck to your tailbone," Melinda tells us.
As you inhale after performing the Cat pose, lift your chest and your tailbone upwards.
It doesn't seem fair when something dumb happens during a performance, like getting dropped on my butt and bruising my tailbone.