noun, plural coc·cy·ges [kok-sahy-jeez, kok-si-jeez] /kɒkˈsaɪ dʒiz, ˈkɒk sɪˌdʒiz/.
Origin of coccyx
Examples from the Web for coccygeal
In the pig, and especially in the horse, it passes further upwards, to arise from the aponeurosis of the coccygeal muscles.
In the pig, it also takes origin higher up from the sacro-sciatic ligament and the coccygeal aponeurosis.
The number and size of the coccygeal vertebr vary, apparently in correlation with the increased size of the tail.
British Dictionary definitions for coccygeal
noun plural coccyges (kɒkˈsaɪdʒiːz)
Word Origin for coccyx
Word Origin and History for coccygeal
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.