noun, plural coc·cy·ges [kok-sahy-jeez, kok-si-jeez] /kɒkˈsaɪ dʒiz, ˈkɒk sɪˌdʒiz/.
Origin of coccyx
Related Words for coccyxcoccyx
Examples from the Web for coccyx
Contemporary Examples of coccyx
The Englishman coming up behind her seized her where he could, in the region of her coccyx and her left rib cage.'Are You Also With Fever?'
Dr. Abraham Verghese
February 11, 2009
Historical Examples of coccyx
There may be severe pain at the coccyx, especially in women.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
At its inferior, or lower angle, it is united to the coccyx.
The bones were in perfect condition, even the coccyx being intact.Archeological Investigations
Also note how much longer and more solid the sacrum (with its attached bone, called the coccyx) is in the male pelvis.Woman
William J. Robinson
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
noun plural coccyges (kɒkˈsaɪdʒiːz)
Word Origin for coccyx
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.