Interesting Anatomy Etymology – Coccyx

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COCCYX' comes from the Greek word 'kokkyx', meaning "cuckoo".

‘COCCYX’ comes from the Greek word ‘kokkyx‘, meaning “cuckoo”. The coccyx was thought to resemble a cuckoo’s beak.

What is the coccyx?

The coccyx is a set of five separate or fused coccygeal vertebrae at the very bottom of the spine, below the sacrum.

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