noun, plural coc·cy·ges [kok-sahy-jeez, kok-si-jeez]. /kɒkˈsaɪ dʒiz, ˈkɒk sɪˌdʒiz/.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Origin of coccyx
OTHER WORDS FROM coccyxcoc·cyg·e·al [kok-sij-ee-uhl, -sij-uhl], /kɒkˈsɪdʒ i əl, -ˈsɪdʒ əl/, adjectivein·ter·coc·cyg·e·al, adjectivepre·coc·cyg·e·al, adjective
Words nearby coccyx
Example sentences from the Web for coccyx
The Englishman coming up behind her seized her where he could, in the region of her coccyx and her left rib cage.
The sinus on the back extends from the coccyx to the ribs, and from one ilium to the other.Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society|Joseph Bradford Cox
The pieces of the abdomen and of the terminal segment correspond to the bones of the abdomen and coccyx (p. 458).Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
The bone immediately below the sacrum, called the coccyx, is essentially the representative of the tail in man.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
In Man all the four caudal vertebrae are rudimentary and are fused together, forming the coccyx.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
The os coccyx in man, though functionless as a tail, plainly represents this part in other vertebrate animals.