- innominate bone.
- the joint of the hip.
- Zoology. the first or proximal segment of the leg of insects and other arthropods.
Origin of coxa
1700–10; < Latin: hip
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Examples from the Web for coxa
Occasionally there is some deformity, as when coxa vara develops.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
Its egg was attached to the coxa of the midleg of the cockroach.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
The first joint of the Brachium, answering to the Coxa in the legs.
The coxa is the joint that connects the leg with the trunk of the insect.
The second joint of the leg, by which the thigh inosculates in the Coxa.
- a technical name for the hipbone or hip joint
- the basal segment of the leg of an insect
C18: from Latin: hip
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