coxa


coxa

noun \ˈkäk-sə\
plural cox·ae \-ˌsē, -ˌsī\

Definition of COXA

:  the basal segment of a limb of various arthropods (as an insect)
cox·al \-səl\ adjective

Origin of COXA

Latin, hip; akin to Old High German hāhsina hock, Sanskrit kakṣa armpit
First Known Use: 1826

coxa

noun \ˈkäk-sə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cox·ae \-ˌsē, -ˌsī\

Medical Definition of COXA

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