noun, plural cox·ae [kok-see]. /ˈkɒk si/.
- innominate bone.
- the joint of the hip.
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Origin of coxa
OTHER WORDS FROM coxacoxal, adjectivepost·cox·al, adjective
Words nearby coxa
How to use coxa in a sentence
Thus the male of Megachile Willughbiella, and others of that tribe, have such a spine on the inner sides of the anterior coxa.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
The first of these is called the 'coxa', and is succeeded by a short joint called the 'trochanter'.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Coxa, smooth; trochanter with large protuberance ending in a heavy spine on the outer edge.
Si crus a coxa sit disjunctum, eadem sit cura quam et in disjuncturam brachii et cubiti diximus, etc.Gilbertus Anglicus|Henry Ebenezer Handerson
A set of dorso-ventral muscles moving the coxa of each limb in its socket.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell