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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The end of the vertebral column beyond the sacrum in man and certain other primates comprising usually four small vertebrae that are more or less completely fused in the adult and represent a vestigial tail.

Usage examples (2)
  • The vault of one chapel bears the image of the Grim Reaper: His face is a real human skull, while the blade of his scythe is created with a column of coccyges see photo...
  • In the recorded cases the union has been usually between the sacra and coccyges, and has been either osseous or (more rarely) ligamentous. for more
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