noun, plural cox·ae [kok-see]. /ˈkɒk si/.
- innominate bone.
- the joint of the hip.
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Origin of coxa
OTHER WORDS FROM coxacoxal, adjectivepost·cox·al, adjective
How to use coxa 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.