coxal

coxa

[kok-suh]
noun, plural coxae [kok-see] .
1.
Anatomy.
b.
the joint of the hip.
2.
Zoology. the first or proximal segment of the leg of insects and other arthropods.

Origin:
1700–10; < Latin: hip

coxal, adjective
postcoxal, adjective
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coxa (ˈkɒksə)
 
n , pl coxae
1.  a technical name for the hipbone or hip joint
2.  the basal segment of the leg of an insect
 
[C18: from Latin: hip]
 
'coxal
 
adj

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

  1. See hipbone.

  2. See hip joint.

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