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Tail bone   /teɪl boʊn/   Listen
Tail bone

The end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes.  Synonym: coccyx.

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"Tail bone" Quotes from Famous Books

... cow is widely different from the beef cow. She shows a decided wedge shape when you look at her from front, side, or rear. The back line is crooked, the hip bones and tail bone are prominent, the thighs thin and poorly fleshed; there is no breadth to the back, as in the beef cow, and little flesh covers the shoulders; the neck ...
— Agriculture for Beginners - Revised Edition • Charles William Burkett

Words linked to "Tail bone" :   caudal vertebra, spine, spinal column, pelvic arch, backbone, pelvic girdle, hip, back, bone, os, coccygeal vertebra, vertebral column, pelvis, rachis

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