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pubococcygeus

[ pyoo-boh-kok-sij-ee-uhs, -sij-uhs ]
/ 藢pyu bo蕣 k蓲k藞s瑟d蕭 i 蓹s, -藞s瑟d蕭 蓹s /
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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 p奴b膿s 'groin' + connective -o- + Medieval Latin coccygeus 'of the coccyx' (<Greek k贸kkyx; see coccyx)

OTHER WORDS FROM pubococcygeus

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Medical definitions for pubococcygeus

pubococcygeus
[ py艒艒鈥瞓艒-k艔k-s沫j膿-蓹s ]

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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