coccygeus

noun
coc·​cyg·​e·​us | \ käk-ˈsij-ē-əs How to pronounce coccygeus (audio) \
plural coccygei\ -​jē-​ˌī How to pronounce coccygeus (audio) \

Medical Definition of coccygeus

: 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 12 May. 2021.

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