Definition of coxa in English:

coxa

Syllabification: cox·a
Pronunciation: /ˈkäksə
 
/

noun (plural coxae /ˈkäksē, -sī/)

Anatomy
1The hipbone or hip joint.
More example sentences
  • The hip bone or os coxae is not subject to great variation.
  • The acetabulum is a hemispherical socket formed in the os coxae of a newborn.
  • These are the trochanter, which acts as a swivel joint for the leg, and the coxa, which anchors the leg to the body.
1.1 Entomology The first or basal segment of the leg of an insect.
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  • The leg of the latter has few segments: coxa, basis, and perhaps four endopod segments.
  • Burke interpreted the ventral sclerite as being solely comprised of the sternite fused with the coxae.
  • I assume that in lichids the coxae were spinose, and that their movements carried food particles forward along the midline.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin, 'hip'.

Derivatives

coxal

adjective
More example sentences
  • Such particles were further comminuted between the coxal spines and ridges.
  • Each coxal bone forms with the fusion of three bones.
  • The sacrum, coccyx, and the two coxal bones form the pelvis.

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