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Definition of Coccydynia

Coccydynia: 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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11431
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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