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coxa

[kok-suh] /ˈkɒk sə/
noun, plural coxae
[kok-see] /ˈkɒk si/ (Show IPA)
1.
Anatomy.
  1. innominate bone.
  2. the joint of the hip.
2.
Zoology. the first or proximal segment of the leg of insects and other arthropods.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Latin: hip
Related forms
coxal, adjective
postcoxal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coxa

coxa

/ˈkɒksə/
noun (pl) coxae (ˈkɒksiː)
1.
a technical name for the hipbone or hip joint
2.
the basal segment of the leg of an insect
Derived Forms
coxal, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: hip
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coxa in Medicine

coxa cox·a (kŏk'sə)
n. pl. cox·ae (kŏk'sē')

  1. See hipbone.

  2. See hip joint.

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