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COCCYX

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The lower end of the SPINAL COLUMN, resembling a bird’s beak and consisting of four fused nodules of bone; these represent vertebrae and correspond to the tail in lower animals. Above the coccyx lies a much larger bone, the SACRUM, and together they form the back wall of the PELVIS, which protects the organs in the lower ABDOMEN.

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