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tail·bone

 (tāl′bōn′)
n.
See coccyx.
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tailbone

(ˈteɪlˌbəʊn)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for coccyx
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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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tail·bone

(tāl′bōn′)
See coccyx.
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Translations

tailbone

n (fam) cóccix or coxis m, colita (Amer, fam), rabadilla (Amer, fam)
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Gently pull your navel in toward your spine while anchoring your tailbone to the mat, leaving the natural curve in your spine; don't try to flatten your back into the floor.
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In effect what that meant was that the little one would be delivered with an unusual tumour at the base of her tailbone (coccyx).
Draw your navel in, your tailbone down, and lift your chest.
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Adrian Rycroft and his partner Emma Sharp, of Lindley, found out Aston had a tumour, called a sacrococcygeal teratoma, growing at the base of his tailbone at their 20-week scan.
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