- 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 coxal
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 crural glands, which occur in many terrestrial Arthropods, are epidermal in origin and totally distinct from the coxal glands.
The name “coxal gland” needs to be carefully distinguished from “crural gland,” with which it is apt to be confused.
- 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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