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
Example sentences from the Web for coxa
What, then, is the nature of the coxal gland in the scorpions and Limulus?
The coxal excretory organs at the base of the endognaths remain and become the pituitary body.
Orifice of coxal gland situated between the coxae of the 5th and 6th appendages.
Orifice of coxal gland situated just behind that of the foetid gland.
The name “coxal gland” needs to be carefully distinguished from “crural gland,” with which it is apt to be confused.