- relating to or being the innominate bone: The sacrum, at the base of the vertebral column, is wedged between the two coxal bones of the pelvis.
- being or relating to the joint of the hip: The coxal joint is the point where the ball of the femur inserts into the socket of the hip bone.
OTHER WORDS FROM coxalpost·cox·al, adjective
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How to use coxal in a sentence
The ventral portion of the second cœlomic cavity remains as the coxal gland.
Among the muscles of the appendages the system of large tergo-coxal muscles is especially apparent.
In this way an incipient cranium of a membranous character is formed, which helps to give attachment to these tergo-coxal muscles.
Again, the basal part of the appendage is all that is left; the thyroid gland is in position a coxal gland.
The coxal excretory organs at the base of the endognaths remain and become the pituitary body.