noun, plural cox·ae [kok-see] /ˈkɒk si/.
- innominate bone.
- the joint of the hip.
Origin of coxa
Examples from the Web for coxae
Coxae of 5th and 6th, and usually also of 4th appendages immovable.
Orifice of coxal gland situated between the coxae of the 5th and 6th appendages.
Pagiopodous: those Heteroptera which have the coxae of the hind legs hinged and the femora grooved.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
The coxae of the legs are large, and those of the last four or five pairs usually contain glands opening by large orifices.