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coccyx

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).]

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

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.

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.
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
Translations

coccyx

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

coccyx

[ˈkɒksɪks] ncoccyx m inv

coccyx

nSteißbein nt

coccyx

[ˈkɒksɪks] n (Anat) → coccige m

coc·cyx

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

coccyx

n cóccix or coxis m, colita (Amer, fam), rabadilla (Amer, fam)