Coxa definition

kŏksə
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(zoology) The first segment of the leg of an insect or other arthropod, joining the leg to the body.
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(anatomy) The hip or hip joint.
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The hip or hip joint.
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The segment of the leg that attaches to the body of an insect or other arthropod.
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(zoology) The first segment of the leg of an insect or other arthropod, joining the leg to the body.
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(anatomy) The basal segment of a limb of various arthropods (insects and spiders, for example).
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(anatomy) The hip or hip joint.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
coxa
Plural:
coxae

Origin of coxa

  • Latin hip

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition