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coc·cyx

(kŏk′sĭks)
n. pl. coc·cy·ges (kŏk-sī′jēz, kŏk′sĭ-jēz′) or coccyxes
A small triangular bone at the base of the spinal column in humans and other apes, consisting of several fused rudimentary vertebrae. Also called tailbone.

[New Latin coccȳx, from Greek kokkūx, cuckoo, coccyx (from its resemblance to a cuckoo's beak).]
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coccyx

(ˈkɒksɪks)
n, pl coccyges (kɒkˈsaɪdʒiːz)
(Anatomy) a small triangular bone at the end of the spinal column in man and some apes, representing a vestigial tail
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek kokkux cuckoo, of imitative origin; from the likeness of the bone to a cuckoo's beak]
coccygeal, coccygian adj
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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.
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coc·cyx

(kŏk′sĭks)
A small triangular bone at the base of the spine in humans and tailless apes. It is composed of several fused vertebrae. Also called tailbone. See more at skeleton.
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Four fused vertebrae forming the “tail” of the backbone.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coccyx - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apescoccyx - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
spinal column, spine, vertebral column, rachis, backbone, back - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
caudal vertebra, coccygeal vertebra - one of 4 vertebrae in the human coccyx
pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis, hip - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
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Translations

coccyx

[ˈkɒksɪks] N (coccyges (pl)) [kɒkˈsaɪdʒiːz]cóccix m inv
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coccyx

[ˈkɒksɪks] ncoccyx m inv
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coccyx

nSteißbein nt
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coccyx

[ˈkɒksɪks] n (Anat) → coccige m
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coc·cyx

n. cóccix; último hueso de la columna vertebral;
pop. rabadilla.
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coccyx

n cóccix or coxis m, colita (Amer, fam), rabadilla (Amer, fam)
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References in periodicals archive ?
A1 cm segment of coccygeal bone was identified and was free of tumor.
At the first stage of automatic segmentation period, the limits of coxal, sacral, and coccygeal bones forming pelvic cavity were determined.
The vertebral formula was found to be [C.sub.7], [T.sub.13], [L.sub.6], [S.sub.4] and variable number of coccygeal bones [Ca.sub.31-36].