Definition of Tail bone

1. Noun. The end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes.

Exact synonyms: Coccyx
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Group relationships: Back, Backbone, Rachis, Spinal Column, Spine, Vertebral Column, Hip, Pelvic Arch, Pelvic Girdle, Pelvis
Terms within: Caudal Vertebra, Coccygeal Vertebra
Derivative terms: Coccygeal



Definition of Tail bone

1. Noun. (alternative form of tailbone) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tail bone

1. The last bone of the spinal column, sometimes referred to as man's vestigial tail. The last portion of the vertebral column just below the sacrum. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tail Bone

taijutsu
taikanite
taiko
taikonaut
taikonauts
taikos
tail-bay
tail-bays
tail-flower
tail-specific protease
tail away
tail between one's legs
tail block
tail bone (current term)
tail bud
tail coat
tail dragger
tail draggers
tail end
tail ends
tail feather
tail fin
tail fins
tail fold
tail gate
tail gunner
tail lamp
tail lift

Literary usage of Tail bone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"Measured from end of nose to end of tail bone in a straight line, ... Which means the length of the tail bone and does not include length of hair on the ..."

2. Fur Facts by Albert M. Ahern (1922)
"Then remove the tail bone. This may be done by inserting a small stick in between the top part of the tail bone and the skin of the tail and keep pulling ..."

3. The Training and Breaking of Horses by Merritt Wesley Harper (1918)
"Still another plan for preventing the horse from catching the lines with his tail is to gather part of the hair a little above the end of the tail-bone, ..."

4. The Composite Man as Comprehended in Fourteen Anatomical Impersonations by Edwin Hartley Pratt (1902)
"But this is unnecessary in my case, as when I am padded with the softer parts you would scarcely realize that I have a tail bone. The tail serves different ..."

5. American Medical Journal (1903)
"This coccyx or tail bone of mine does not seem at all necessary to my usefulness, and in reality I am a little ashamed of it, for comparative anatomists ..."

6. Western Live-stock Management by Ermine Lawrence Potter, Carl N. Kennedy, George Roy Samson, Oran Milton Nelson (1917)
"Draw it far enough so that the loop hangs below the end of the tail bone. Braid an ordinary underhand three strand braid over this cord and tail by ..."

7. Western Live-stock Management by Ermine Lawrence Potter, Carl N. Kennedy, George Roy Samson, Oran Milton Nelson (1917)
"Draw it far enough so that the loop hangs below the end of the tail bone. Braid an ordinary underhand three strand braid over this cord and tail by ..."

8. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"Measured from end of nose to end of tail bone in a straight line, ... Which means the length of the tail bone and does not include length of hair on the ..."

9. Fur Facts by Albert M. Ahern (1922)
"Then remove the tail bone. This may be done by inserting a small stick in between the top part of the tail bone and the skin of the tail and keep pulling ..."

10. The Training and Breaking of Horses by Merritt Wesley Harper (1918)
"Still another plan for preventing the horse from catching the lines with his tail is to gather part of the hair a little above the end of the tail-bone, ..."

11. The Composite Man as Comprehended in Fourteen Anatomical Impersonations by Edwin Hartley Pratt (1902)
"But this is unnecessary in my case, as when I am padded with the softer parts you would scarcely realize that I have a tail bone. The tail serves different ..."

12. American Medical Journal (1903)
"This coccyx or tail bone of mine does not seem at all necessary to my usefulness, and in reality I am a little ashamed of it, for comparative anatomists ..."

13. Western Live-stock Management by Ermine Lawrence Potter, Carl N. Kennedy, George Roy Samson, Oran Milton Nelson (1917)
"Draw it far enough so that the loop hangs below the end of the tail bone. Braid an ordinary underhand three strand braid over this cord and tail by ..."

14. Western Live-stock Management by Ermine Lawrence Potter, Carl N. Kennedy, George Roy Samson, Oran Milton Nelson (1917)
"Draw it far enough so that the loop hangs below the end of the tail bone. Braid an ordinary underhand three strand braid over this cord and tail by ..."

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