coccyx

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From Ancient Greek κόκκυξ (kokkuks, cuckoo), referring to the curved shape of a cuckoo's beak when viewed from the side.

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coccyx (plural coccyges)

  1. The final fused vertebrae at the base of the spine.

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coccyx m (plural coccyx)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cóccix (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).