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tailbone

[ teyl-bohn ]
/ ˈteɪlˌboʊn /
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noun Anatomy.

the coccyx.

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Origin of tailbone

First recorded in 1540–50; tail1 + bone
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Medical definitions for tailbone

tailbone
[ tālbōn′ ]

n.

coccyx
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Scientific definitions for tailbone

tailbone
[ tālbōn′ ]

See coccyx.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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