Pain in the coccyx (the tailbone). The coccyx is the small bone at the bottom of the spine very near the anus. The coccyx is made up of 3-5 rudimentary vertebrae and is the lowest part of the spinal column. The suffix -dynia comes from the Greek word "odyne" meaning pain.
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Pain in the coccygeal region. SYN: coccygodynia, coccyodynia. [coccyx + G. odyne, pain]

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coc·cy·dyn·ia .käk-sə-'din-ē-ə n COCCYGODYNIA

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coc·cy·dyn·ia (kok″sə-dinґe-ə) coccygodynia.

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