noun, plural coc·cy·ges [kok-sahy-jeez, kok-si-jeez] /kɒkˈsaɪ dʒiz, ˈkɒk sɪˌdʒiz/.
Origin of coccyx
Examples 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 bone immediately below the sacrum, called the coccyx, is essentially the representative of the tail in man.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
Joined to the lower end of the sacrum is the coccyx, or cuckoo-bone, a tapering series of little bones.
In shape this part conforms to the curve of the sacrum and the coccyx, to which it is attached behind.Intestinal Ills|Alcinous Burton Jamison
Running along each side of the spine, from the base of the skull to the coccyx, is a chain of nerve knots, or ganglia.
There may be severe pain at the coccyx, especially in women.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
British Dictionary definitions for coccyx
noun plural coccyges (kɒkˈsaɪdʒiːz)
Word Origin for coccyx
Word Origin and History 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.