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coxa

[ kok-suh ]
/ ˈkɒk sə /
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noun, plural cox·ae [kok-see]. /ˈkɒk si/.
Anatomy.
  1. innominate bone.
  2. the joint of the hip.
Zoology. the first or proximal segment of the leg of insects and other arthropods.
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Origin of coxa

1700–10; <Latin: hip

OTHER WORDS FROM coxa

coxal, adjectivepost·cox·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coxa

coxa
/ (ˈkɒksə) /

noun plural coxae (ˈkɒksiː)
a technical name for the hipbone or hip joint
the basal segment of the leg of an insect

Derived forms of coxa

coxal, adjective

Word Origin for coxa

C18: from Latin: hip
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Medical definitions for coxa

coxa
[ kŏksə ]

n. pl. cox•ae (kŏksē′)
hipbone
hip joint
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