- innominate bone.
- the joint of the hip.
- Zoology. the first or proximal segment of the leg of insects and other arthropods.
Origin of coxa
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What, then, is the nature of the coxal gland in the scorpions and Limulus?The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell
Coxal glands have since been recognized and described in other Arachnida.
Microscopically their structure is the same in essentials as that of the coxal glands of Scorpio .
The name “coxal gland” needs to be carefully distinguished from “crural gland,” with which it is apt to be confused.
The crural glands, which occur in many terrestrial Arthropods, are epidermal in origin and totally distinct from the coxal glands.
- a technical name for the hipbone or hip joint
- the basal segment of the leg of an insect
Word Origin for coxa
- hip joint