A collection of caudal vertebrae in the coccygeal region that are fused and part of the bony pelvis. [ https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim

definition
  • A collection of caudal vertebrae in the coccygeal region that are fused and part of the bony pelvis.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Gray100.png
external definition
  • Small, bony element consisting of several fused, rudimentary caudal vertebrae; near metamorphosis the hypochord fuses to the coccyx, thereby forming the urostyle.[AAO]
has exact synonym
  • coccyx [vertebrae coccygeae I-IV]
  • fused caudal vertebral column
  • fused caudal vertebrae
  • coccygeal skeleton
  • coccyx [coccygeal vertebrae I-IV]
  • coccygeal vertebrae I-IV
  • os coccygis
has related synonym
  • tailbone
  • os coccygis
id
  • UBERON:0001350
taxon notes
  • In humans: The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the human vertebral column. Comprising three to five separate or fused vertebrae (the coccygeal vertebrae) below the sacrum, it is attached to the sacrum by a fibrocartilaginous joint, the sacrococcygeal symphysis, which permits limited movement between the sacrum and the coccyx.