noun, plural cox·ae [kok-see]. /ˈkɒk si/.
- innominate bone.
- the joint of the hip.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of coxa
OTHER WORDS FROM coxacoxal, adjectivepost·cox·al, adjective
Words nearby coxa
Example sentences from the Web for coxa
First lateral suture: Odonata; starts from beneath base of front wing behind humeral suture and meets it behind second coxa.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
The coxa is the joint that connects the leg with the trunk of the insect.
If the angle is less than 120° the condition is one of coxa vara; if greater than 140°, coxa valga.
A set of dorso-ventral muscles moving the coxa of each limb in its socket.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
The second joint of the leg, by which the thigh inosculates in the Coxa.