- 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 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.
Female wanting the small spot near the base of the anterior wings, the third segment of the abdomen slightly bronzed, coxae black.Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.
J Lort Stokes
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.
- 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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