Coccyx meaning

kŏk'sĭks
A small triangular bone at the base of the spinal column in humans and other apes, consisting of several fused rudimentary vertebrae.
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A small, triangular bone at the lower end of the vertebral column, formed by the fusion of four rudimentary vertebrae and articulating with the sacrum.
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A small triangular bone at the base of the spinal column in humans and other apes, consisting of several fused rudimentary vertebrae.
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A small triangular bone at the base of the spine in humans and apes. It is composed of several fused vertebrae.
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The final fused vertebrae at the base of the spine.
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Origin of coccyx

  • New Latin coccȳx from Greek kokkūx cuckoo, coccyx (from its resemblance to a cuckoo's beak)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek κόκκυξ (kokkuks, “cuckoo”), referring to the curved shape of a cuckoo's beak when viewed from the side.
    From Wiktionary