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coccyx


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coccyx  \Coc"cyx\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Coccyges}.  [L.,  cuckoo,  Gr  ?, 
  cuckoo,  coccyx.  So  called  from  its  resemblance  to  the  beak  of 
  a  cuckoo.]  (Anat.) 
  The  end  of  the  vertebral  column  beyond  the  sacrum  in  man  and 
  tailless  monkeys.  It  is  composed  of  several  vertebr[ae]  more 
  or  less  consolidated. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coccyx 
  n  :  the  end  of  the  vertebral  column  in  humans  and  tailless  apes 
  [syn:  {tail  bone}] 




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