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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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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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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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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.
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|Noun||1.||coccyx - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes|
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"
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coccyx[ˈkɒksɪks] N (coccyges (pl)) [kɒkˈsaɪdʒiːz] → cóccix m inv
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
coccyx[ˈkɒksɪks] n → coccyx m inv
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Steißbein nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
coccyx[ˈkɒksɪks] n (Anat) → coccige m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. cóccix; último hueso de la columna vertebral;
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
coccyxn cóccix or coxis m, colita (Amer, fam), rabadilla (Amer, fam)
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