pubococcygeus

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

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)

OTHER WORDS FROM pubococcygeus

pu·bo·coc·cyg·e·al, adjective
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