An embryonic structure that will either develop into a post-anal tail or recede into a vestigial remnant of the tail. [ ]

Synonyms: tail of embryo embryo tail

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development notes

By the fourth week a clear tail is seen in the human embryo. It recedes after a few weeks and these tissues form what is commonly known as the tailbone (coccyx).

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embryonic tail