the joint of the hip.
Zoology. the first or proximal segment of the leg of insects and other arthropods.
- cox·al, adjective
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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
British Dictionary definitions for coxa
a technical name for the hipbone or hip joint
the basal segment of the leg of an insect
- coxal, adjective
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