coccygeus

noun

coc·​cyg·​e·​us käk-ˈsij-ē-əs How to pronounce coccygeus (audio)
plural coccygei -jē-ˌī How to pronounce coccygeus (audio)
: a muscle arising from the ischium and sacrospinous ligament and inserted into the coccyx and sacrum

called also coccygeus muscle, ischiococcygeus

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“Coccygeus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/coccygeus. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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