Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the coccyx: coccygeal vertebra.

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  • adj. Relating to the coccyx.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the coccyx.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the coccyx; caudal: as, a coccygeal vertebra, muscle, artery, or nerve. Also coccygian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or near the coccyx

Etymologies

From New Latin coccȳx, coccȳg-, coccyx; see coccyx.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Of these, the superior pair are large, and are called the coccygeal cornua; they project upward, and articulate with the cornua of the sacrum, and on either side complete the foramen for the transmission of the posterior division of the fifth sacral nerve.

    II. Osteology. 3a. 4. The Sacral and Coccygeal Vertebræ

  • Tehre duz be coccygeal tail vertebrae, but tehy awl fused tugevver an tehre be no tayl owtside.

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  • Joost wasn't the most sensitive of orthopods, which was a bit like saying he wasn't the most sober of alcoholics or truthful of pathological liars, and Sarah was still furious with him over an inddent that morning when he had refused to let her administer any analgesia to a patient undergoing a coccygeal manipulation.

    Quite Ugly One Morning

  • The medic regarded the Lepar's coccygeal appendage.

    The False Mirror

  • These are the coccygeal vertebrae, and there is one final pair of coccygeal nerves.

    The Human Brain

  • To summarize: 8 cervical nerves, 12 thoracic nerves, 5 lumbar nerves, 5 sacral nerves, and i coccygeal nerve make up a total of 31 pairs of spinal nerves.

    The Human Brain

  • Two cases in which the sacro-coccygeal plexus suffered isolated injury on account of their characteristic nature as gunshot injuries will be shortly quoted:

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Calibre

  • Though I have every reason to believe, that between the prostate of the male and the uterus of the female, the same amount of analogy exists, as between a coccygeal ossicle and the complete vertebral form elsewhere situated in the spinal series, I am as far from regarding the two former to be in all respects structurally or functionally alike, as I am from entertaining the like idea in respect to the two latter.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • But still I maintain that between a prostate and a uterus, as between a coccygeal bone and a vertebra, the only difference which exists is one of quantity, and that hence arises the functional difference.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • A prostate is part of a uterus, just as a coccygeal bone is part (the centrum) of a vertebra.

    Surgical Anatomy

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