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Sacrum

sacrum
(Science: anatomy) The triangular-shaped bone lying between the 5th lumbar vertebra and the coccyx (tailbone).
It consists of 5 vertebrae fused together and it articulates on each side with the bones of the pelvis (ilium), forming the sacroiliac joints.


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