Definitions for: Coccyx


[n] the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes



Webster (1913) Definition: Coc"cyx, n.; pl. L. Coccyges. [L., cuckoo, Gr. ?,
cuckoo, coccyx. So called from its resemblance to the beak of
a cuckoo.] (Anat.)
The end of the vertebral column beyond the sacrum in man and
tailless monkeys. It is composed of several vertebr[ae] more
or less consolidated.

Synonyms: tail bone

See Also: back, backbone, bone, caudal vertebra, coccygeal vertebra, hip, os, pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis, rachis, spinal column, spine, vertebral column

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