Synonyms for coccyx

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There may be severe pain at the coccyx, especially in women.

At its inferior, or lower angle, it is united to the coccyx.

The bones were in perfect condition, even the coccyx being intact.

Also note how much longer and more solid the sacrum (with its attached bone, called the coccyx) is in the male pelvis.

The sinus on the back extends from the coccyx to the ribs, and from one ilium to the other.

The pieces of the abdomen and of the terminal segment correspond to the bones of the abdomen and coccyx (p. 458).

Joined to the lower end of the sacrum is the coccyx, or cuckoo-bone, a tapering series of little bones.

Running along each side of the spine, from the base of the skull to the coccyx, is a chain of nerve knots, or ganglia.

Fracture of the coccyx may be due to a direct blow, or may occur during parturition.

The bone immediately below the sacrum, called the coccyx, is essentially the representative of the tail in man.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin coccyx, from Greek kokkyx "cuckoo" (from kokku, like the bird's English name echoic of its cry), so called by ancient Greek physician Galen because the bone in humans supposedly resembles a cuckoo's beak.

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