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pubococcygeus

[ pyoo-boh-kok-sij-ee-uhs, -sij-uhs ]
/ ˌpyu boʊ kɒkˈsɪdʒ i əs, -ˈsɪdʒ əs /
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noun

a muscle that stretches backward from the pubes toward the coccyx and forms part of the pelvic floor. Abbreviation:PC

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Origin of pubococcygeus

<Latin pūbēs 'groin' + connective -o- + Medieval Latin coccygeus 'of the coccyx' (<Greek kókkyx; see coccyx)
pu·bo·coc·cyg·e·al, adjective
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Medical definitions for pubococcygeus

pubococcygeus
[ pyōō′bō-kŏk-sĭjē-əs ]

n.

A muscle formed of the fibers of the elevator muscle of the anus, arising from the pelvic surface of the body of the pubis, and attaching to the coccyx.
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