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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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This is because during cycling the muscles and ligaments around the coccyx are repeatedly stretched and strained.
34 (61%) of the pelvises showed the presence of intervertebral discs between the sacral vertebrae and between the coccygeal vertebrae while 22 (39%) pelvises did not have the intervertebral discs either in the sacrum or the coccyx.
Isolated sacrococcygeal tuberculosis is exceptional, and it should be kept in mind in isolated low back pain associated with any process of the lytic sacrum and coccyx.
Higher incidence of recurrence rates of up to 37% were registered if the coccyx had not been excised during the initial procedure (11, 12,13).
Normally coccyx is mobile and during second stage of labor, backward movement of coccyx increases the antero-posterior diameter of pelvic outlet, which facilitates delivery.
Certain activities, such as cycling and rowing, may cause it, as can a fall, if you've landed on your coccyx.
As he was doing this, Colin slipped and fell, leaving him in agony on the floor with a broken coccyx and two fractured vertebrae.
Chakras are arranged up body from the coccyx to the crown, each one represented by a colour of the rainbow.
Coccydynia refers to pain at the tip of the spine, called coccyx or tailbone.
A resident is diagnosed with a stage II pressure ulcer on his coccyx from a recent acute care stay.
They slump in a chair and allow the middle portion of the sacrum and coccyx to press against a chair.
Deputy Fire Chief Robert Sideleau said the woman lost two teeth, injured her coccyx and suffered numerous abrasions when she let go of the rope and fell short of the reservoir.