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coccyx

(kŏk`sĭks): see spinal columnspinal column,
bony column forming the main structural support of the skeleton of humans and other vertebrates, also known as the vertebral column or backbone. It consists of segments known as vertebrae linked by intervertebral disks and held together by ligaments.
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coccyx

[′käk‚siks]
(anatomy)
The fused vestige of caudal vertebrae forming the last bone of the vertebral column in humans and certain other primates.

coccyx

a small triangular bone at the end of the spinal column in man and some apes, representing a vestigial tail
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During our regular dissection classes for medical undergraduates, we noticed a high incidence of persistent intervertebral discs between the sacral and coccygeal vertebrae.
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Coccygeal ribs: development and appearance in two cases.
Radiographic skeletal survey revealed characteristic vertebra plana (dense wafer thin), dumbbell shaped long bones, kyphosis, halberd shaped pelvis, squared calcaneus and coccygeal appendage consistent with the diagnosis of metatropic dysplasia.
7] The true tail should be thought of as a benign condition, a prolongation beyond the coccygeal or mid-gluteal region, and should not be associated with any underlying malformation.
Iohexol (2 mL/kg; Omnipaque 240 mg/mL, GE Healthcare Inc, Princeton, NJ, USA) contrast solution was administered intravenously through the coccygeal vein.
The feline tail is an extension of the spine, consisting of what are known as coccygeal, or caudal, vertebrae.
Ectopically erupted teeth have been detected in aberrant locations such as anterior mediastinum, retroperitoneal area, presacral area, coccygeal area, testes and ovaries.
Blood samples were also collected at days +2, +7, +14 and +21 after parturition from the coccygeal vein or artery of each cow into heparinized vacutainers at 0110 h and immediately cooled to 4[degrees]C.
The floor of the true pelvis is created by the pelvic diaphragm (levator ani and coccygeal musculature), through which the anal canal, vagina, and urethra traverse.